Darrell Brooks Found Guilty of Intentional Homicide in Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

Brooks was charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and 61 counts of reckless endangerment.

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Darrell Brooks was found guilty on Wednesday on six counts of intentional homicide, and many of reckless endangerment a year after Brooks drove his SUV through the crowd at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Brooks was charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and 61 counts of reckless endangerment.

While Judge Jennifer Dorow read out the counts, a man from the crowd yelled, “Burn in hell you piece of sh*t” and was subsequently escorted from the courtroom.

The decision came after a 23-day trial which saw the defendant, who was representing himself, ejected from the courtroom numerous times for disruptive and erratic behavior.

On Nov. 21, 2021, Brooks killed Jackson Sparks, 8, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, LeAnna Owen, 71, Virginia Sorenson, 79, and Wilhelm, 81.

“Jurors entered deliberations Tuesday evening and requested several exhibits: the map that lays out the location of victims and police officers were during the attack, a picture of Erika Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend, and surveillance video which shows members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies members hit with the SUV in the attack,” Fox News reported.

Brooks, who has a history of anti-white sentiment, drove through the Waukesha Christmas parade last November, killing six people, including members of the Dancing Grannies group which were marching in the parade, as well as children. Over 60 people were also injured in the incident.

Brooks has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1999.

From Fox News:

He is a registered sex offender in Nevada. He was convicted of obstructing an officer in 2005 and 2003. In 2002 he had another felony marijuana charge. In 2010 he pleaded no contest to felony strangulation charges after allegedly attacking a woman during an argument about phone calls. In 2012 he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor bail jumping and marijuana charges. A year earlier he pleaded guilty to felony marijuana charges and resisting arrest.

Additionally, Brooks was freed by a Milwaukee judge just days before he plowed into the Waukesha parade goers after he had used that same SUV to run over his child’s mother in a domestic dispute. 

Notably, the mainstream media has been extremely sympathetic to Brooks from the beginning all the way up to the day before the verdict was delivered.

Each homicide count carries a mandatory life sentence, and each reckless endangerment count carries a maximum sentence of 17.5 years in prison.