LIVE Waukesha Parade suspected Darrell Brooks trial Day 5: Witnesses continue to testify

DAY 5 – The witnesses will continue testifying. The first witness to take the stand is Erika Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend. 8:33 am Judge Dorow begins by addressing the concerns that Darrell Brooks had the day before about the jury. He thought he recognized one of them and said the jury “dismissed him.” Juror 41 was pulled out and asked if she was ever at Mr. Brooks’ initial appearance. Brooks, and he is not the person who made an inappropriate gesture to Brooks during or after that hearing. 9:10 am Erika Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend and mother of her son, is the first witness to take the stand today. Patterson testified that she had known Brooks since she was 15 years old. She met him in Nevada and accompanied him to Milwaukee and later moved to Waukesha. Patterson confirmed that she came into contact with Darrell Brooks on November 21, 2021. Brooks hit her and called the police. This was right before the parade incident. 9:30 am Brooks questions Patterson. “First of all, good morning. Good morning. Happy birthday,” Brooks said. 10:16 am Detective Steven Guth takes the stand. Detective Guth met with Erika Patterson the day after she reported a domestic incident and clarified her statement. “As part of that clarification, did you get in a squad car with Ms. Patterson and what was the point of doing that?” Deputy District Attorney Zach Wittchow asked. “I wanted to ride in the car with her because she was unfamiliar with the geography of the city. And so she could point me in specific directions where she went with Mr. Brooks,” Guth replied. 10:49 a.m. Fifteen minute break. it was delivered this morning and asks Darrell Brooks to open the envelope. Brooks refuses to open the envelope. 11:09 am Judge Dorow clears the courtroom. And we’re going to find that paper and I’ll address it when it’s done,” Dorow said. 11:25 a.m. Darrell Brooks’ COVID test results are negative. 11:30 a.m. .1:05 p.m. Court back in session State calls Waukesha Police Officer Jeremy Phillips, an officer who was called to respond to the Frame Park clashes 1:58 p.m. Witness Kyle Edwards takes the stand on the wrong side of the street while driving to the Christmas parade Waukesha. The driver of the SUV rolled down his window and asked Edwards why he didn’t get out of his way. Edwards explained to the driver of the SUV that the street was one way and he was going the wrong way. Edwards identified Darrell Brooks as the driver of the red van. 2:30 p.m. Holly Berg is called as the next civilian witness. Berg says she saw the red van go very fast and run toward the group of people right in front of her.” She saw directly through the driver’s window. I saw a man focused on the group in front of him,” Berg said. She identified the driver as Darrell Brooks. Brooks, you have an amazing ear because you’re right. Between about 2:58 and 2:59 of that video, I can hear Erica Patterson saying that I was arguing or arguing with my baby’s dad the whole time and before that she ran over my foot. So I’m going to take the request under consideration at this time. I am inclined to remove this evidence from the state’s case,” Judge Dorow said. 3:20 p.m. The next witness is Detective Casey, who was assigned to the Christmas parade as Officer Brooks is accused of driving his SUV into the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring more than 60. Brooks, who will represent himself in court, faces 77 charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, 61 counts of endangering security recklessly, six counts of hit-and-run involving death, two counts of felony bail evasion, and two counts of assault.Brooks was allegedly fleeing the scene of a fight near White Rock High School.He broke a police barricade and drove toward the parade route, investigators said. I continued to watch the SUV, it continued to drive in a zig-zag motion. It was as if the SUV was trying to avoid vehicles, not people. vehicle did not attempt to stop, let alone slow down,” a witness told police, according to a criminal complaint. arrested without incident. The six people killed were 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, 52-year-old Jane Kulich, 52-year-old Tamara Durand, 71-year-old Leanna Owen, 79-year-old Virginia Sorenson, and 81-year-old Wilhelm Hospel. Duran, Owen and Sorenson were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. In June, Brooks changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental defect, but withdrew the insanity plea last month, changing it to not guilty. Brooks faces life in prison if he is convicted of intentional homicide.

DAY 5 – The witnesses will continue testifying. The first witness to take the stand is Erika Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend.

8:33 a.m.. Judge Dorow begins by addressing the concerns that Darrell Brooks had the day before about the jury. He thought he recognized one of them and said the jury “dismissed him.”

Juror number 41 was brought in and asked if he was at any time at Mr. Brooks’ initial appearance.

She told the court that he was not there, and for the record, the finding was that number 41 was not at Brooks’ initial appearance, and is not the person who made an inappropriate gesture at Brooks during or after that audience.

9:10 a.m. Erika Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his son, is the first witness to take the stand today.

Patterson testified that he had known Brooks since he was 15 years old. She met him in Nevada and accompanied him to Milwaukee and later moved to Waukesha.

Patterson confirmed that she came into contact with Darrell Brooks on November 21, 2021. Brooks hit her and called the police. This was right before the parade incident.

9:30 a.m. Brooks questions Patterson. “First of all, good morning. Good morning. Happy birthday,” Brooks said.

10:16 am Detective Steven Guth takes the stand. Detective Guth met with Erika Patterson the day after she reported a domestic incident and clarified her statement.

“As part of that clarification, did you get on a patrol car with Ms. Patterson and what was the point of doing that?” Assistant District Attorney Zach Wittchow asked.

“I wanted to ride in the car with her since she [Erika Patterson] I did not know the geography of the city. And so he could point me to specific directions as to where he went with Mr. Brooks,” Guth replied.

10:49 am Fifteen minute break.

11:07 The judge resumes the trial saying that he was told the Brooks COVID results had been delivered to him this morning and asks Darrell Brooks to open the envelope.

Brooks refuses to open the envelope.

11:09 Judge Dorow clears the courtroom.

“We’re going to go off the record. And we’re going to find that role and I’ll address it when it’s done,” Dorow said.

11:25 Darrell Brooks’ COVID test results are negative

11:30 a.m.. The judge asks for a 90-minute lunch break.

13:05. The court is back in session

The state is calling Waukesha Police Officer Jeremy Phillips, an officer who was called in to respond to the clashes in Frame Park.

13:58. Witness Kyle Edwards takes the stand.

Edwards says he came across a red SUV driving on the wrong side of the street while driving to the Waukesha Christmas parade.

The truck driver rolled down his window and asked Edwards why he didn’t get out of his way. Edwards explained to the driver of that SUV that the street was one way and that he was going the wrong way.

Edwards identified Darrell Brooks as the driver of the red truck.

14:30. Holly Berg is called as the next civilian witness.

Berg says she saw the red SUV go very fast and collide with the group of people right in front of her.

“I saw directly through the driver’s window. I saw a man focused on the group in front of him,” Berg said. She identified the driver as Darrell Brooks.

3:00 pm. Afternoon break announced

15:15 Court resumes.

“Mr. Brooks, you have an amazing hearing because you’re right. At about 2:58 to 2:59 in that video, I can hear Erica Patterson say I get into an argument or argue with my baby’s dad all day. time and previously ran over my foot. So I’m going to take the request under consideration at this point, I’m inclined to remove this evidence from the state’s case,” Justice Dorow said.

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15:20 The next witness is Detective Casey, who was assigned to the Christmas parade as traffic control and claims to have patrolled the Christmas parade for many years.

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

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

On November 21, 2021, Brooks was allegedly fleeing the scene of a fight near White Rock High School.

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

An officer fired three shots at Brooks’ truck in an attempt to stop him.

“As I continued to watch the SUV, it continued to drive in a zig-zag motion. It was as if the SUV was trying to avoid vehicles, not people. The vehicle did not attempt to stop, much less slow down,” a witness said. to police, according to a criminal complaint.

Police caught up with him less than a mile from the scene after he allegedly dumped his battered truck.

He was arrested without incident.

The six dead people 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 they were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

In June, Brooks changed his guilty plea to mental defect, 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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