Jury convicts Wis. man of killing 6 by driving his SUV into a Waukesha Christmas parade
A jury has convicted a Wisconsin man of killing six people when he drove his SUV into a Christmas parade last year.
Darrell Brooks was found guilty Wednesday of all 76 charges, including the six counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
He drove into the parade in Waukesha on Nov. 21 after fleeing a domestic disturbance with an ex-girlfriend.
Dozens of other people were hurt.
Brooks initially pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease but withdrew the plea in September without explanation. Just days before his trial began Oct. 3, he dismissed his public defenders and elected to represent himself.
Prosecutors allege Brooks got into a fight with his ex-girlfriend on the streets of Waukesha as the parade was starting Nov. 21, fled in his SUV and drove it into the parade.
Judge Jennifer Dorow has had bailiffs move Brooks to another courtroom several times during the trial because he was disruptive but allowed him to make closing arguments in person on Tuesday.
Jurors received the case shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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