Wisconsin parade suspect gives tearful opening statement

Oct 20, 2022, 11:31 AM | Updated: 4:41 pm
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a ...

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

(Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others when he allegedly drove his SUV through a Wisconsin Christmas parade last year gave a tearful opening statement Thursday as he defended himself at trial but didn’t outline any defense theories that might save him from prison.

Darrell Brooks faces 76 charges, including six homicide counts, in the Nov. 21 tragedy in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Investigators maintain he drove into the parade route after fleeing a domestic disturbance with his ex-girlfriend, though police were not pursuing him at the time.

Brooks took the unusual step of dismissing his public defenders just days before his trial began this month, electing to represent himself. At times, Brooks has refused to recognize his own name and become so disruptive that Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow ordered him removed from the courtroom. He frequently has muttered under his breath about the trial not being fair and objected to almost every question prosecutors have asked of witnesses, usually to no avail.

District Attorney Susan Opper rested her case Thursday after 2 1/2 weeks of testimony, including from multiple police officers and others who attended the parade. They variously testified that they saw the SUV enter the parade, were hit by the SUV or saw Brooks behind the wheel.

After a lunch break, Brooks began his side of the case with a rambling opening statement. Brooks told jurors he hadn’t rehearsed anything and would speak from the heart. However, he didn’t lay out his version of what happened, allude to how he would defend himself or reveal who would testify on his behalf.

Opening statements are usually when prosecutors and defense attorneys offer the jury a roadmap of their version of the case, often presenting their theories about guilt or innocence and noting which witnesses will take the stand and what they’ll say.

Brooks called what happened at the parade “a tragedy” while reminding jurors that there’s two sides to every story.

“It’s easy to look at the magnitude of something like this and form opinions,” he said. “I think it’s easy to disregard a lot of factors. … It’s easy to forget the other side of the coin.”

He then started choking back tears and dabbing his eyes with a tissue. He said the entire community is suffering, including his family.

“There’s been a lot of words thrown out there about the alleged, lot of speculation, lot of ridicule. Words like ‘demon.’ Words like ‘molester,'” he said.

Brooks has been wearing a surgical mask in court but removed it during his speech. “It’s important that you see me for who I am. No mask. For who I am. This is the moment for that. I pray that your eyes and ears remain as open as possible,” he told jurors.

Finally, he broke down in tears, sat down at the defense table and bowed his head.

Dorow then called a short break to allow Brooks to gather himself.

When court resumed, Brooks called the state of Wisconsin to the stand. Throughout the proceedings he has maintained the government doesn’t have jurisdiction over him and only a “living human brain” can bring a claim against another in court. When told the state isn’t a person, he asked that the case be dismissed. Dorow told him to call his next witness.

Brooks called Nicholas Kirby, who testified that he helped Brooks’ ex-girlfriend escape as Brooks was assaulting her in his SUV minutes before he drove into the parade.

Brooks pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease earlier this year, then withdrew the plea without explanation. Psychologists have determined he is competent.

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              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances at prosecutors during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances back at the gallery during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha Police Detective Tom Casey reacts to a question as he's cross examined by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks argues with Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow (not pictured) during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lesli Boese, Assistant Waukesha district attorney, right, whispers to Waukesha County district attorney Susan Opper during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              A video of a vehicle driving through the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade is shown to jurors during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defense witness Nicholas Kirby is questioned by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances at prosecutors during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances back at the gallery during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha Police Detective Tom Casey reacts to a question as he's cross examined by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks argues with Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow (not pictured) during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lesli Boese, Assistant Waukesha district attorney, right, whispers to Waukesha County district attorney Susan Opper during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              A video of a vehicle driving through the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade is shown to jurors during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defense witness Nicholas Kirby is questioned by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances at prosecutors during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances back at the gallery during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha Police Detective Tom Casey reacts to a question as he's cross examined by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks argues with Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow (not pictured) during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lesli Boese, Assistant Waukesha district attorney, right, whispers to Waukesha County district attorney Susan Opper during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              A video of a vehicle driving through the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade is shown to jurors during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defense witness Nicholas Kirby is questioned by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances at prosecutors during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances back at the gallery during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha Police Detective Tom Casey reacts to a question as he's cross examined by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks argues with Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow (not pictured) during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lesli Boese, Assistant Waukesha district attorney, right, whispers to Waukesha County district attorney Susan Opper during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              A video of a vehicle driving through the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade is shown to jurors during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defense witness Nicholas Kirby is questioned by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defendant Darrell Brooks fights back tears as he makes his opening statement to the jury during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defendant Darrell Brooks takes a moment to compose himself after making his opening statement to the jury during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow admonishes Darrell Brooks during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances at prosecutors during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks glances back at the gallery during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha Police Detective Tom Casey reacts to a question as he's cross examined by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Darrell Brooks argues with Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow (not pictured) during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Lesli Boese, Assistant Waukesha district attorney, right, whispers to Waukesha County district attorney Susan Opper during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              A video of a vehicle driving through the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade is shown to jurors during the Darrell Brooks trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defense witness Nicholas Kirby is questioned by Darrell Brooks in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow listens as defendant Darrell Brooks questions a witness  during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defendant Darrell Brooks fights back tears as he makes his opening statement to the jury during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Defendant Darrell Brooks takes a moment to compose himself after making his opening statement to the jury during his trial in a Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Brooks, who is representing himself during the trial, is charged with driving into a Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more. (Scott Ash/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow questions the jury if they are okay with continuing with their duty despite two COVID-19 exposures from jurors during the trial of Darrell Brooks, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at the Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis. Brooks is charged with driving into the Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring many. Brooks is representing himself. (Ebony Cox/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Sue Opper, Waukesha District Attorney, grabs physical evidence to present to Kyle Becker, warrant specialist with City of Waukesha Police Department, during Darrell Brooks' trial, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at the Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis. Brooks is charged with driving into the Waukesha Christmas Parade last year, killing six people and injuring many. Brooks is representing himself. (Ebony Cox/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            Darrell Brooks cross examines the state's witness Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at the Waukesha County Circuit Court in Waukesha, Wis. Prosecutors allege Brooks, 40, killed six people and injured scores of others driving his SUV through a Christmas parade on Nov. 21 in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Brooks has been acting as his own attorney. (Ebony Cox/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

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