The man accused of plowing his vehicle through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, in which six people were fatally beaten, dozed during a court hearing before lashing out at the judge and then pushing a deputy sheriff who tried to lead him to the exit. coach.
Darrell Brooks faces a slew of charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional manslaughter, in connection with the fatal incident.
Hundreds of revelers marched in downtown Waukesha on Nov. 21 when Brooks reportedly drove a vehicle down the parade route. Footage from the scene later posted to the city’s Facebook page of Waukesha shows a red SUV racing across the roadway as a marching band drives by playing “Jingle Bells”.
A video published by WISN-TV shows Brooks dozing in his chair, calling the legal process a political sham during a Friday hearing.
“All this political,” he told the judge. “You sit here and pretend you know me. People like you – you don’t know anything about where I come from.”
His outburst led to a warning from Judge Jennifer Dorow, who urged him to behave better after lunch. He can also be seen briefly fighting a deputy as the judge reprimands him.
“Don’t push me dog,” he tells a deputy sheriff.
“Then don’t push back. Don’t push back,” said the deputy.
“Push me one more time,” says the suspect.
Brooks is also quietly seen as the court resumes, but then tells Dorow, “I really don’t want to be here right now.”
He was eventually charged with contempt and escorted from the courtroom. If convicted of just one count of intentional manslaughter, Brooks could face life in prison.