A Man Who Killed Six People In A Christmas Parade Will Serve Life In Prison Without Parole

A Man Who Killed Six People In A Christmas Parade Will Serve Life In Prison Without Parole

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Wednesday, a court gave a man life in prison for driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in a suburb of Milwaukee. The man and his family had said that the man’s mental illness made him do it.

Darrell Brooks Jr., who is 40 years old, was given a sentence on 76 charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional killing and 61 counts of reckless endangerment.

Each murder conviction comes with a mandatory life sentence, and the only question on Wednesday was whether Dorow would let Brooks spend any of those terms on extended supervision in the community, which is the state’s version of parole. Nope. Wisconsin does not have the death penalty.

When Dorow said that life sentences would be given, people cheered. She then gave him a sentence of 762 years in prison for endangering.

Dorow told Brooks, “You can hurt anyone.” “This neighborhood can only be safe if you’re locked up for life.” When you drove through the Christmas parade, you caused damage, chaos, death, injury, and fear.

Dorow sent Brooks to a video courtroom after he made noise during her speech before she was sentenced. As the judge told him what his punishments would be, he stood still in handcuffs.

Tuesday, Brooks’s victims asked Dorow for a harsh sentence. Chris Owens, whose mother had been killed, told Brooks, “Turn slowly.”

Brooks drove his red Ford Escape into the Waukesha parade on November 21, 2021, after he had a fight with his ex-girlfriend. Jackson Sparks, who was eight years old, and three of the Dancing Grannies were killed. Several were hurt.

Brooks drove his red Ford Escape into the Waukesha parade on November 21, 2021, after he had a fight with his ex-girlfriend. Jackson Sparks, who was eight years old, and three of the Dancing Grannies were killed. Several were hurt.

Brooks told the judge on Wednesday that he has had mental illness since he was a child and that he didn’t mean to drive into the procession route. He also said sorry to anyone who had been hurt or had lost a loved one.

Brooks’ defense at trial was that he grew up without a father, without money, and hungry in rat-infested apartments. Brooks said that he has had problems with his mental health since he was a child and that he was abused physically, but he didn’t say by whom. He thought his life was better when he was on medication and in a mental hospital.

“I’ve already said that people can believe whatever they want. The day of November 21, 2021, was not an attack. Brooks said, “This wasn’t something that was planned or set up. No matter how many times you say it, it wasn’t.

Brooks said he was sorry to the victims’ families.

He said, “I’m sorry you didn’t know what was in my heart.” “You can’t see how sorry I am.”

Brooks didn’t say why or what he was thinking when he turned the SUV into the procession. Dorow asked him how he should be punished, and he said, “Help me.”

Dorow was asked by Brooks’s mother and grandmother to put him in a mental hospital. Mary Edwards, who is his grandmother, said that Brooks drove into the procession because he was not mentally stable. Dawn Woods told Dorow to visit Brooks in jail and help him.

“If they have to be locked up for the rest of their lives, at least they’re getting care for their mental health,” Woods said.

Brooks cried, just like his mother said.

Dorow said before she gave Brooks his punishments that she doesn’t think he has a mental illness. She said this because four psychologists who looked at him earlier this year came to the same conclusion.

The court said that he did not do what he did on November 21, 2021, because of his mental health. “It’s clear that he knows right from wrong, but he doesn’t care about what he knows is right. He is very angry.

Dorow spent Tuesday hearing from Brooks’ victims who want him to get the maximum sentence. One by one, they talked about how hard they tried to find their kids after the attack, how hard it is for their kids to heal from their injuries, and how sad they are about the people who died.

DA On Tuesday, Susan Opper asked Dorow to make the sentences run at the same time so that they stack up “like he piled up victims as he drove,” without the option of longer supervision.

Brooks’ month-long trial was full of outbursts that no one could have predicted. He wouldn’t tell Dorow his name, kept talking, and wouldn’t stop. Many times, the judge sent Brooks to a different courtroom so she could turn off his microphone when he was being loud, like she did Wednesday.

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