A jury in Wisconsin convicted a man Wednesday of deliberately driving his sport utility vehicle through a Christmas parade in a suburb of Milwaukee, USA, where killed six people and injured more than 60 last November.
Darrell Brooks, 40, was convicted of six counts of manslaughter, each of which carries a life sentence, as well as more than 60 other counts.
Before the jury Brooks defended himself.
The conviction marks the end of a nearly year-long legal process in which Brooks changed his not guilty plea to insanity, fired his court-appointed legal team days before the trial began, and received several reprimands from the judge. Waukesha County Circuit Court Jennifer Dorow for not following court rules.
The man was arrested on November 21, 2021 after driving his Ford Escape during the Waukesha County Christmas Parade.
The victims of the incident ranged from eight to 81 years old. More than 60 people were injured, including at least 18 children.
Prosecutors say Brooks was fleeing the scene of a domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend when he was driving during the parade and had just been released on bail following a domestic abuse charge two days before the incident.
The Milwaukee Journal reports that a group of people gathered outside the courtroom wearing “Waukesha Strong” T-shirts as the verdict was read.
[Parte de la información para este informe proviene de The Associated Press y Reuters]
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