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Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. says he feels ‘demonized’ – Nationwide

Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. says he feels ‘demonized’ – Nationwide

The person accused of driving his SUV by a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six individuals and injuring dozens, mentioned Wednesday that he appears like he’s being “demonized.”

Darrell Brooks Jr., in an interview with Fox Information from the Waukesha County Jail, supplied no particulars a couple of doable motive.

“I simply really feel like I’m being monster — demonized,” Brooks mentioned, in line with the Fox report.

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Based on a legal grievance, Brooks drove his SUV into the parade in Waukesha on Nov. 21.

Witnesses mentioned he was swerving and seemed to be deliberately attempting to hit individuals. He was arrested minutes later as he stood on the porch of a close-by home asking the home-owner to assist him name a journey.

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Police mentioned he had fled the scene of a home disturbance when he became the parade, though officers weren’t pursuing him on the time. He’s been charged with six counts of first-degree intentional murder.

Brooks’ mom Daybreak Woods, launched a letter Wednesday providing the household’s condolences to the victims.

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She mentioned her son has lengthy suffered from psychological well being points and after he grew to become an grownup he lacked the insurance coverage and funds to proceed his remedy and counselling, main him to commit crimes.

“Psychological sickness is actual and the system is damaged it may well and have to be fastened NOW, not subsequent 12 months or with a brand new laws NOW. So many like Darrell which have fallen by the cracks due to a damaged system that nobody cared to handle, can get the assistance they so desperately want,” Woods wrote within the letter, first obtained by WDJT-TV.

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On the time of the crash, Brooks was out on $1,000 bail in a Milwaukee County case by which he’s accused of deliberately placing a girl along with his automotive. He was charged in that case on Nov. 5.

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He’s additionally a defendant in one other Milwaukee County case from 2020 by which he’s charged with taking pictures at his nephew and one other individual.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

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