Milwaukee Christmas parade killer Darrell Brooks sentenced to life in jail after killing six
A man who rammed his automobile into a Christmas procession, killing six people and injuring many more, was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
More than 60 people were hurt when Darrell Brooks plowed his Ford into the crowd close to Milwaukee. Among the dead were an eight-year-old who was marching with his baseball team and three members of the Dancing Grannies group.
The 40-year-old was sentenced on 76 charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and 61 counts of reckless endangerment by Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow.
The only question was whether Judge Dorow would permit Brooks to serve any of the mandatory life sentences for each count of homicide while under extended supervision in the community, the state’s current form of parole.
Elle didn’t. In Wisconsin, there is no death penalty.
Brooks was also given penalties on the other offenses, including a total of more than 762 years for the reckless endangerment convictions, in addition to the six life terms.
Nearly all of Brooks’ victims pleaded with the judge to impose the worst sentence possible in their impact statements to the court.
Waukesha on November 21, 2021, following a confrontation with his ex-girlfriend.
He initially entered a plea of guilty by reason of a mental disorder, but he later changed his mind.
He fired his attorneys the following month and started defending himself in court.
He stated that his car’s throttle was acting up, that he didn’t mean to hurt anyone, and that he sounded the horn to alert onlookers.
The Ford Escape SUV, according to a car inspector, was in good condition.