After a lengthy 18-day trial, Darrell Brooks was found guilty of six counts of first-degree first degree murder, according to CNN. As we previously reported, he drove his SUV into a crowd of participants in the Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade last November, killing six people and injuring dozens more. As previously reported, the victims were identified as follows: Virginia Sorenson, 79; Leanna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. Sadly, the youngest victim, eight-year-old Jackson Sparks, passed away.
His family announced via the GoFundMe page in November 2021, writing, “This afternoon our dear Jackson sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away,” according to an update posted to the site days after the attack. Darrell will have a long time to reflect on his actions as he faces life imprisonment for his convictions. He was also convicted of 61 counts of reckless endangering safety by using a dangerous weapon – six counts of fatal hit-and-run collisions. In addition, he received two counts of bail jumping and one count of trespassing.
Darrell was trending for days before he was found guilty in court for his shenanigans. The 40-year-old represented himself in court and was combative throughout the trial. He spoke repeatedly about Judge Jennifer Dorow and made outlandish arguments.
Check out one of the clips CourtTv streamed Tuesday.
Judge Dorow spoke about Darrell’s conduct after he was removed from court for interrupting the prosecution’s closing arguments. She called him “stubbornly defiant”. Justice Dorow said: “He continues to disrespect the fact that a decision has been made and he wishes to argue and revisit and revisit points that this court has already addressed.”
Roommate, we’ll keep you posted on his conviction.