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Waukesha Christmas parade attack suspect Darrell Brooks faces 71 new charges and life behind bars if he’s convicted

DARRELL Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade that killed six and injured multiple others, is now facing 71 new charges Wednesday. Originally, Brooks, 39, was charged with five counts of intentional homicide. But an amended criminal complaint was filed, adding the new charges. The now 77 charges include: first-degree intentional homicide [six counts], […] ...

DARRELL Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade that killed six and injured multiple others, is now facing 71 new charges Wednesday.

Originally, Brooks, 39, was charged with five counts of intentional homicide. But an amended criminal complaint was filed, adding the new charges.

Waukesha Christmas Parade suspect, Darrell Brooks, is facing 71 new charges in connection to the crash that killed six people
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The now 77 charges include: first-degree intentional homicide [six counts], first-degree recklessly endangering safety [61 counts], hit and run resulting in death [two counts], misdemeanor battery [two counts].

Each first-degree intentional homicide charge carries a mandatory life sentence if Brooks is convicted.

Brooks is accused of allegedly driving his SUV through a crowd of people during a Christmas parade. Prosecutors say Brooks intentionally swerved his vehicle with the intent of hitting people.

The criminal complaint claims that Brooks had ignored several attempts to stop him. He allegedly did hit the brakes at one point but turned into the crowd and began to accelerate.

There is at least one charge for each person that was injured during the incident on November 21.

Brooks’ motive for the crime is unknown but investigators have said that the suspect was allegedly fleeing the scene of a domestic situation when he crashed into parade-goers.

The six victims were identified as Wilhelm Hospel, 81; Virginia Sorenson, 79; Leanna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 5; and Jackson Sparks was the youngest victim at age 8.

Brooks is currently in Waukesha County Jail on a $5million bond for the tragedy. 

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Friday in the case.

SUV USED IN CRASH

The vehicle used in the attack was reportedly featured on Brooks’ YouTube channel.

The playlist on his YouTube channel – which has been taken down – includes the song Gon Kill U.

One of the rapper’s songs includes the lyrics: “They gonna need a cleaner for the s*** we did, all my killers Gacey where them bodies hid.”

Another of his songs ‘X’ contains the lyrics “f*** Donald Trump” and “f*** the pigs”.

He posted a video on one of his Twitter accounts ranting about a speech made by former President Barack Obama, which he called “a crock of b******”.

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