The judge in the Waukesha Christmas Parade massacre trial called for an adjournment of proceedings Friday, saying suspect Darrell Brooks was staring at her, banging his fist and scaring her. WLUK-TV reported.
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Brooks – who is representing himself – was constantly interrupting prosecutors and Judge Jennifer Dorow was running out of patience, the broadcaster said.
“I have to take a break,” Dorow said. “This man is staring at me right now. It’s very disrespectful. He hit his fist. To be honest, it scares me. And we’re taking a break.”
Darrell Brooks trial: ‘He scares me,’ says judge after another outburst, staring down
Just before Dorow’s announcement of the break, a prosecutor tried to speak and Brooks kept interrupting her.
“Another interruption and you’ll be taken to the next courtroom,” Dorow told Brooks.
“You’re going to do that anyway,” Brooks replied.
“It’s not what I want to do,” the judge replied, again warning Brooks not to interrupt him.
As Brooks’ attorney spoke of “seven criminal convictions,” Brooks apparently banged his fist on a table. A camera then turned to Brooks, who glared at the judge.
‘This court has no integrity!’
Dorow also said Brooks intentionally disrupted proceedings to delay the trial, WLUK reported, and Brooks responded that it made him feel extremely disrespected.
Interestingly, when Brooks asked one of his witnesses — a parade attendee — if he saw who was driving the red SUV through the parade, the man replied, “Yes, you’re standing right there,” the broadcaster said.
When Dorow said Brooks was trying to raise doubts about the court’s integrity, Brooks exclaimed, “This court has no integrity!” WLUK reported.
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The parade massacre took place on November 21, 2021, when the driver of a red Ford Escape plowed through the crowd on the parade route, killing six and injuring nearly 50. 18 children were among the seriously injured. Among those killed was 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who had been marching in the parade with his baseball team.
If Brooks were convicted on any of the six murder charges against him, he would face life in prison, WLUK said, adding he also faces 70 other charges.
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