Six days after Jackson Sparks (8, died of his injuries), the Waukesha “car killer” was arrested and charged with sixth-degree intentional murder.
Darrell Brooks Jr. (39), was hit with the first five criminal charges for his involvement in the Virginia Sorenson, LeAnna Owen and Tamara Durand deaths. Jane Kulich 52, Tamara Durand 52, Jane Kulich 52, Wilhelm Hospel 81.
Brooks is accused of killing six others and inflicting injury to over 60 more when he drove his SUV into a crowd.
Children’s Hospital Wisconsin has confirmed that seven children remain in hospital and three are in critical condition.
Darrell Brooks (39), the Waukesha Christmas Parade ‘car killer’, was today charged with sixth-degree intentional murder.
The charge comes after the sixth victim of the tragedy, Jackson Sparks, 8, died from his injuries last Tuesday. Below, he can be seen (bottom) alongside his brother Tucker. Tucker is 12
Jackson, who was the latest victim, was third-grade at Clarendon Avenue elementary school in Mukwonago. He also belonged to LifePoint Church according to his obituary.
Jackson loved to play baseball, and he was a member of the Waukesha Blazers. Jackson loved fishing and catching frogs. He also enjoyed basketball and slam-dunking throughout the house.
Brooks is being held in Wisconsin on $5million bail. If convicted, he faces the possibility of life imprisonment. Brooks is currently being held on $5 million bail in Wisconsin. He is also tied to a number of other violent crimes that he has been involved with dating back over 22 years.
Brooks was also a registered prostitute and was arrested for a variety of charges, including strangulation and assuffocation and possession of drugs. He is also charged with battery, unlawfully possessing firearms and resisting arrest.
A speeding red SUV crashes into a crowd of pedestrians during Waukesha’s annual holiday parade, which is approximately 20 miles west from downtown Milwaukee.
At 4 pm on Sunday, Christmas Parade participants began starting at Main St. & Whiterock Ave. This was originally intended to be a shorter parade that ended half a block away from Cutler Park. It speeds down Main Street in a red SUV at 4.39 pm. It crashed into crowds and sent people flying. The car continued on towards the end, breaking through barriers, until it was found less than five blocks away. Although the SUV was located within five blocks of where it was, its driver was taken into custody. It’s not known exactly from which location.
After it became clear that he had been granted $1,000 bail, the decision to release him was a scandalous one.
Brooks, who spent 8 months in jail for hitting another vehicle after a fight and shooting at it on the roads of Florida between July 2020 – February 2021, was freed after his bond at $10,000 was reduced to $500.
The father was arrested for following up on the mother of one child at a Milwaukee hotel. He then followed her down the street with his red Ford SUV – the same vehicle suspected to have been used in last Sunday’s tragedy – and allegedly ran her over in the parking lot of a gas station after she refused to get into his car.
DailyMail.com received copies of Monday’s arrest warrant. It shows that he followed her to the gas station, hit her with his closed fist and then ran her over.
Brooks, who was the driver of the SUV which crashed into the crowd on Sunday, appeared in court for the first time last Tuesday. That’s also the day that the tragedy claimed the sixth victim.
Brooks was then arrested and charged for bail jumping. This is because Brooks failed to fulfill the conditions of any of his other bail sets or probation requirements.
The culpable criminal was able to escape incarceration on November 11th by posting bail, this time with a $1,000 cash bond.
Brooks, who was only two days away from the Waukesha attack on November 19, was back out on the streets. On November 21 Brooks was back at the Ford.
On Sunday, the Christmas Parade began at 4pm. Participants started at Main St. and Whiterock Ave. The parade was intended to last only half an mile and end at Cutler Park’s northeast corner.
The red SUV speeds down Main Street at 4.39pm. It crashed into crowds and sent people flying. The car continued on towards the end, breaking through barriers, until it was found less than five blocks away. Although the SUV was located within five blocks of where it was, its driver was taken into custody. It’s not known exactly from which location.
Four of the six people who were killed in the annual Christmas parade were with the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, including Virginia ‘Ginny’ Sorenson, Leana ‘Lee’ Owen, Tamara Durand and Wilhelm Hospel, the husband of one of the Grannies.
Durand’s last Facebook post, which was made hours prior to the tragic events on Sunday night shows her smiling while holding her pompoms and wearing a winter coat with hat.
“HERE WE GIVE!” Durand added a few Santa Claus emoticons to his writing. “First Milwaukee Dancing Grannies Parade!” So excited!’
Tamara Durand, 52 (left), and Leana Lee Owen, 71 (right), were the two Milwaukee Dancing Grannies that died in Sunday’s tragedy.
Virginia Sorenson, aged 79, was an elderly nurse who marched in the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies’ parade. Wilhelm Hospel (right), the husband to one of the Grannies, died due to internal bleeding.
Jane Kulich was an employee of Citizen Bank who was on a parade float prior to being fatally struck.
Durand was the first to perform with Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.
Jane Kulich (52) a Citizen Bank employee was also among the victims. According to her daughter, she was participating in Citizens Bank’s parade procession and was killed or stuck.
A vigil took place at a town memorial on Sunday, where residents came together to express their sorrow and help one another.
At 4:39 p.m., there was a moment silence to remember the terrible events of a week ago.
Shawn Reilly, Waukesha Mayor, said that he and his community will mourn, but they will also heal.
Blue light bulbs were distributed by businesses to residents and council members to those who lived in the area. Residents are asked to leave them outside their homes during this holiday season.
“Blue is the colour of unity,” the mayor said. “Today and during the holidays we ask all of you to unite with the wounded with a simple act. Unite with a light blue.”