The man who rammed and killed six people during a Christmas parade in the United States is sentenced to life in prison

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Darrell Brooksthe man who rammed his truck during a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, USA, killing six and injuring dozens, was sentenced on Wednesday to life sentence No possibility of parole.

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After being convicted in October of multiple counts of Manslaughter in the first degree, dangerous danger and escapehe received the sentence in a two-day sentence that was carried out in the city of Waukensha, the same city where the tragedy occurred in November 2021.

“Frankly, he deserves it. There are so many aggravating factors, it’s hard to even keep track of everyone here,” said Judge Jennifer Dorow, who argued her case against Brooks based on her “total disregard for the lives of others“, his criminal record first and its “complete and total lack of remorse“.

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This Tuesday, several of the victims testified about the trauma and suffering caused to them by that episode involving Brooks, who, in an incoherent speech, said he was sorry and did not understand why he did what he did.

For her part, Brooks’ mother assured that her son had psychiatric problems and asked that he be treated in a specialized institution.

“You can have your own mental issues, whether it’s childhood trauma bipolar or anything like that. four women, a man and a child died.

Brooks record

Brooks had been convicted in 2006 of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl, with whom she gave birth to a son, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. After pleading guilty, he was released on probation.

Indeed, Brooks faces a charge of Domestic violence for allegedly beating the mother of his child and of they hit her during a fight in a gas station parking lot, according to court documents.

Reports state that troops noticed dried blood on the victim’s face, as well as a swollen lip and tire tracks on the pants of his left leg.

For that incident he was charged with obstruction of an officer, recklessly endangering safety, misdemeanor in the second degree, disorderly conduct with domestic abuse assessments, and assault.

November 11 paid the $1,000 bail to be released. From the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office, they issued an official statement clarifying that “the state’s bail recommendation in this case was unsuitably low in light of the nature of the recent allegations and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks.”

In addition, he also faces another pending case in Milwaukee from July 24, 2020, when he was accused of shooting a stolen gun during a discussion. Meanwhile, police found three “multi-colored pills” that later tested “presumably positive” for methamphetamine.

For this, Brooks was charged with two counts of second-degree recklessness endangering safety while using a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Bail had originally been set at $10,000. It was then reduced to 7,500 awaiting trial last February. Because the defendant’s request for a speedy trial could not be met, bail was raised to $500 and was posted on February 21.

Brooks also has a warrant out for his arrest in Nevada, after failing to appear at a court hearing in 2016. Is that he didn’t update his information after a move and was forced to, since he appears in the State Sex Offender Registry.

As if that weren’t enough, his Wisconsin background dates back to 1999, with a arrest for assault which cost him six months behind bars and three years on probation.

Then, in 2002, he was sentenced to 50 days behind bars for Possession of THC (composed of marijuana), the same reason he spent 180 days in jail in 2011.

Of resist the authority of an officerhe spent 20 days in jail in 2003, two more days in 2005, and 37 days in 2011.

With information from AFP.


Source: Clarin

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