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Child becomes sixth victim to die after SUV drove through Waukesha Christmas parade, prosecutors reveal at Bond hearing for suspect Darrell Brooks


WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (CBS) – A child became the sixth victim to die after a vehicle drove through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, prosecutors said at the bail hearing for suspect Darrell Brooks.

Prosecutors also revealed that a total of 62 people were injured in the incident on Sunday night.

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Brooks, 39, has been charged with five counts of murder after allegedly walking through the Christmas parade in Waukesha.

Online court records showed Brooks had two criminal cases open in Milwaukee County. And at least six other convictions for violent behavior. One of the ongoing cases concerns Brooks who allegedly ran over a woman with a sport utility vehicle.

CBS 2 learned that Brooks was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, jumping on bail, reckless endangering safety, disorderly driving and assault and battery on November 5. According to the criminal complaint, Brooks punched a woman who was the mother of her child and then ran over the woman in a brown Ford Escape, similar to the vehicle used in Sunday’s rampage. He has pleaded not guilty to counts 1, 4 and 5. This appears to be a domestic violence case because one of the court entries indicates that two women have filed a no-contact order, which the court has issued. Implementation. Friday. he posted a deposit of $ 1,000 in cash.

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The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into such a low bond “in light of the nature of the recent charges and pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” according to a note released Monday obtained by the reporter. from CBS 58, Kristen Barbaresi.

CBS 2 found tapes for another ongoing July 2020 case. According to this criminal complaint, Brooks physically fought with a relative over a cell phone and shot the relative and a friend who were leaving in a vehicle with a gun. . He was charged with two counts of recklessly endangering security with use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm / convicted of felony. He has pleaded not guilty in this case. In court, prosecutors identified the relative as Brooks’ nephew.

  • In 2011, Brooks was convicted of resisting / obstructing an officer.
  • In 2010, he was convicted of strangulation and suffocation in Wood County.
  • In 1999, he was convicted of grievous bodily harm, a felony.
  • Brooks was also a convicted sex offender, resulting from a case in Nevada about 15 years ago. He got a 15-year-old girl pregnant in Sparks, Nevada at the age of 24, authorities said. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation. On June 23, 2016, he was arrested in the same city for failing to register as a sex offender. He bailed out on that charge and never appeared in court. He has had an active Nevada tenure since then. The Sparks, NV Police Department told CBS 2 that the warrant was specific to Nevada, not other states. However, it is not clear whether authorities in Nevada and Wisconsin had previously communicated about the warrant and whether authorities in Wisconsin were aware of it. CBS 2 contacted the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and the Milwaukee Police Department with questions.
  • In 2003, he pleaded guilty to a charge of resisting arrest.
  • In 2005, he received a brief prison sentence for obstructing a police officer, also a misdemeanor.

Brooks was also arrested in Georgia on May 27, 2021, on a battery misdemeanor charge, prosecutors said.

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Prosecutors noted that Brooks had also been sentenced in Wood, Manitowoc and Langlade counties in northern Wisconsin, as well as his home county of Milwaukee.

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