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Child is 6th death in Waukesha parade crash; suspect charged

Conviction on first-degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory life sentence

 

November 24, 2021

Scott Ash, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

People gather in Waukesha's Cutler Park for a candlelight vigil for those affected by the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wis.. The event was hosted by the Association of Waukesha Congregations with participation by the Brookfield - Elm Grove Interfaith Network (BEGIN) and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.

An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday as a result of a man driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, with a criminal complaint alleging that the suspect in the case steered side-to-side with the intent of striking marchers and spectators.

Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted. He rocked back and forth in his seat and cried throughout his court hearing on Tuesday, his attorney's arm on his back, as the charges against him were detailed. His bail was set at $5 million, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 14.

"The nature of this offense is shocking," said Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin Costello.

https://www.startribune.com/child-is-6th-death-in-waukesha-parade-crash-suspect-charged/600119856/

 

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