LIVE Waukesha Parade suspect Darrell Brooks trial Day 4: Jury instructions

DAY 4 – Jurors should be in court for jury instructions, opening statements and possibly testimony. Within the first 10 minutes of Day 4 of the Waukesha Parade trial, after continued interruptions from the defendant, Darrell Brooks was removed from the main courtroom and placed in an adjacent courtroom. Judge Jennifer Dorow has repeatedly demanded that Brooks change into civilian clothes. is your choice though. Are you ready to come back to yourself and put on your costume? Dorow said. Brooks refused to do so, saying, “It’s my right to do it or not. And at this point, your honor. Who doesn’t know I’m in custody? The clothing discussion continued and after several more interruptions from Brooks, the judge ushered him out of the courtroom.Once back in court, the judge said that Brooks denied sitting down to have his hands removed. chains so he could be taken to the other courtroom and once he was moved to the other room he sat on the desk with his back to the court and took his shirt off too. sought medical attention He reported a small cut to a finger following the moment he was taken to the adjacent courtroom, but when asked to show his hands, Brooks refused to do so Finally, at 10:30 a.m., two hours into the trial, the jurors were seated in the courtroom and the judge proceeded to read preliminary instructions to jurors. Jury instructions continued after the lunch break. At 3:10 p.m., opening statements had still not begun. Brooks is accused of driving his SUV into a crowd during the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing six people and injuring more than 60. Brooks, who will represent himself in court, faces 77 counts , including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, 61 counts. of recklessly endangering security, six counts of hit and run causing death, two counts of felony bail jumping and two counts of battery. On November 21, 2021, Brooks reportedly fled the scene of a fight near White Rock School. He broke through a police barricade and headed onto the parade route, investigators said. An officer fired three shots at Brooks’ SUV in an attempt to bring him to a stop. “As I continued to watch the SUV, it continued to zigzag. It was as if the SUV was trying to avoid the vehicles, not the people. There was no attempt made by the vehicle to stop , much less slow down,” a witness told police, according to a criminal complaint. Police caught up to him less than a mile from the scene after he allegedly abandoned his dented SUV. He was arrested without incident Jackson Sparks, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, Tamara Durand, 52, Leanna Owen, 71, Virginia Sorenson, 79, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. Duran, Owen and Sorenson were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. In June, Brooks changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental retardation, but withdrew the insanity plea last month, changing it to not guilty Brooks faces life in prison if convicted of homicide voluntary.

DAY 4 – Jurors should be in court for jury instructions, opening statements and possibly testimony.

Within the first 10 minutes of Day 4 of the Waukesha Parade trial, after continued interruptions from the defendant, Darrell Brooks was removed from the main courtroom and placed in an adjacent courtroom.

Judge Jennifer Dorow has repeatedly requested that Brooks change into civilian clothes.

“I would like you to appear in full dress and the reason for that is to reduce or even eliminate even the appearance that you are in custody. And it’s your choice though. Are you ready to come back to yourself and put on your suit?” said Judge Dorow.

Darrell Brooks refused to do so saying “It’s my right to do it or not to do it. And at this point, your honor. Who doesn’t know I’m in custody?

The discussion about clothing continued, and after several more interruptions from Brooks, the judge ushered him out of the courtroom.

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Once back in court, the judge said Brooks denied sitting down to have the shackles removed so he could be taken to the other courtroom and once he was moved to the another room, he sat down on the desk with his back to the court and took his shirt off too.

Darrell Brooks sought medical attention. He reported a small cut to a finger after being taken to the adjacent courtroom, but when asked to show his hands, Brooks refused to do so.

Finally at 10:30 a.m., two hours after the start of the trial, the jurors are seated in the courtroom and the judge proceeds to read the preliminary instructions to the jurors.

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Brooks is accused of driving his SUV into a crowd during the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing six people and injuring more than 60.

Brooks, who will represent himself in court, faces 77 counts, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, 61 counts of reckless endangerment of security, six counts of hit-and-run death, two counts of felony jump bail and two battery counts.

On November 21, 2021, Brooks reportedly fled the scene of a fight near White Rock School.

He broke through a police barricade and entered the parade route, investigators said.

An officer fired three shots at Brooks’ SUV in an attempt to arrest him.

“As I continued to watch the SUV, it continued to zigzag. It was as if the SUV was trying to avoid the vehicles, not the people. The vehicle made no attempt to stop, let alone slow down,” a witness told police, according to a criminal complaint.

Police caught up to him less than a mile from the scene after he allegedly abandoned his dented SUV.

He was arrested without incident.

The six people killed were 8 years old Jackson SparksJane Kulich, 52, Tamara Durand, 52, Leanna Owen, 71, Virginia Sorenson, 79, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

Duran, Owen and Sorenson were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

In June, Brooks changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental retardation, but withdrew the insanity plea last month, changing it to not guilty.

Brooks faces life in prison if convicted of intentional homicide.

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