The main suspect in the attack on the Waukesha Christmas parade, Darrell Brooks Jr., has a decades-long criminal history.
As The Blast previously reported, Brooks spoke publicly for the first time yesterday during a hearing called by his lawyer, Joseph Domask. Domask wished to step down because he had “too many relationships” with people who were injured in the parade attack.
However, another lawyer is representing him for the parade attack on Sunday, November 21, 2021, where he faces six counts of intentional homicide.
What Are The Previous Charges Against Darrell Brooks?
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Domask was representing him for two other charges. One was in relation to a July 2020 case where Brooks was accused of shooting at his nephew.
Domask was also representing Brooks in the much more recent case that took place on November 2, 2021. Brooks allegedly punched the mother of his child in the face and ran her over with his car at a gas station, leaving tire marks on her legs. He was freed on a mere $1,000 dollar bail shortly before the incident.
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On the night of the parade massacre, Brooks was also fleeing from a domestic disturbance where a knife was reportedly involved; however, officials have said that police were not actively pursuing him when he crashed through parade barricades and struck down dancers and performers in his path, killing six parade participants ranging in age from 8 to 81.
Brooks is also a registered sex offender who was convicted of raping and impregnating a 15-year-old girl in 2006. He had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Nevada for missing a hearing related to failing to notify authorities of an address change, which he is required to do as a convicted sex offender.
Brooks Complains Of Unfair Treatment
Reporters at Fox News have uncovered documents that show that Brooks had handwritten letters complaining about unfair treatment sent to court officials regarding child support payments and court appearances that have taken place over the past two decades.
Their sources revealed that, as of November 16, 2021, Brooks owed a whopping $41,239.36 dollars in his paternity case.
In 2009, he sent a letter to former Waukesha County Circuit Court Commissioner Laura Lau after violating Huber privileges.
In the letter, he explained that it was a “misunderstanding” because “I’ve never been in the city of Waukesha, so it’s hard for me to get around on a bus line in a city where I have to learn how everything works.”
He complained that this was his “1st and only write-up” and said that others had returned late “three times in a row” and only received a warning.
He continued, “I’m no better than anyone else, and I don’t feel I should be treated like I’m special, but to be frank Commissioner Lau, I feel like I was treated unfairly. That was not consistant (sic) with how they handled others who did what I did. Treatment should not be dictated by the [unintelligible] who works that day, I feel inmates should be treated equally, not differently.”
He ended the letter by saying, “I know I made a mistake and I’m sorry. But I think it would be fair if I got 1 (one) last shot at Huber, just one last shot, I promise I wont (sic) let you down, you have my word on that.”