Waukesha parade massacre killer Darrell Brooks escorted from court hearings after lamenting he was bored and claiming lawsuit against him was ‘political’
- Brooks, 40, is accused of driving an SUV into the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on November 21, killing six people and injuring 62 others.
- Brooks, who has a long criminal record with multiple arrests for domestic violence and assault, was arrested on the day of the murder
- He has been charged with six counts of murder, each carrying a life sentence.
- In court on Friday, Brooks yelled at Judge Jennifer Dorough, saying she was bored and asking her to leave the courtroom.
A man charged with mowing down and killing six people in a Wisconsin Christmas parade was dismissed from court on Friday after complaining it was “boring” and claiming the trial was “political”. rice field.
Darrell Brooks, a 40-year-old career criminal, has been accused of intentionally zigzagging his SUV along the Waukesha Christmas parade route on November 21, running over and injuring 62 people.
He was arrested and remanded to custody the same day.On Friday, during a pretrial hearing, he fell asleep several times and then yelled at Judge Jennifer Dorough.
“You sit here and act like you know me,” he said as she stood with her arms crossed.
“People like you know nothing about where I’m from.” He was furious with the sheriff’s deputy who took him out.
Darrell Brooks appears in a Waukesha courtroom. He fell asleep during Friday’s hearing, yelling at the judge and asking him to return to his cell.
Judge Jennifer Dorough stood with her arms crossed on Friday when Brooks yelled at her.
Brooks Jr. is accused of driving an SUV in a Christmas parade outside Milwaukee in 2021, killing six people and injuring dozens.
Dorow told him, “Mr. Brooks, we have to continue this hearing.”
An upset Brooks was told by the three court marshals standing over him that he needed to calm down.
Drow said: “Mr. Brooks, look at me.”
He replied: “Why? To hear all this political stuff you’re doing?
Drew said he was going to take a break, but warned him that he would lose his right to appear in court.
After lunch, Brooks was taken back to court, but said he didn’t want to be there and asked to be sent back to his cell.
He is seen being taken out of court on Friday
Brooks fell asleep at Friday’s hearing and was eventually asked to leave.
Judge Dorow has set a trial date for October 3rd.
Brooks pleaded not guilty in February.
In April, his attorneys, public defenders Anna Kees and Jeremy Perri, filed a motion seeking to delay the proceedings until at least March 2023.
Lawyers need at least six months to research more than 300 videos of the parade, analyze the SUV’s speed throughout the incident, review Brooks’ police interrogation, and contact potential expert witnesses. claimed to be.
District Attorney Susan Opper urged the judge to stick to the schedule.
She said prosecutors presented nearly all of the evidence to the defense.
The final piece was the result of a DNA test on a sample taken from Brooks’ SUV.
Surviving victims and their families need to be shut down as soon as possible, Opper added.
At a hearing in June, Brooks requested that his plea be changed to acquittal on the grounds of mental illness or disability.
Six deadly victims of Waukesha Christmas parade killer
Darrell Brooks, 39, faces 61 counts of recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon for each person injured in the Nov. 21 incident, according to court records filed Wednesday. , facing six counts of murder.
He is accused of pushing through a crowd at a November 21 parade, killing six people and injuring 12 others.
The fatal victims were Virginia Sorenson, 79, Lianna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Creech, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 81, and Jackson Sparks, 8. .
Four of the five killed were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.
Brooks’ motives remain unclear.
Jane Kulich (left), a Citizen Bank employee, was walking with a parade float before being fatally hit. Her sixth victim of the tragedy was eight-year-old Jackson Sparks.
Milwaukee Dancing Grannies’ Tamara Durand (left), 52, and Lyanna ‘Lee’ Owen (right), 71
Virginia Sorenson (left), 79, was a nurse and member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of older women who march in the parade. died from internal bleeding