Waukesha Christmas Parade Attacker Complains He's Being 'Demonized,' 'Dehumanized'
Darrell Brooks gives first interview from inside the Waukesha County Jail
The suspect, accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more during the massacre at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is complaining about the treatment he is receiving following his arrest.
39-year-old Darrell Brooks has given his first interview from inside the Waukesha County Jail.
Brooks has been charged with killing six people, including an 8-year-old child, and injuring dozens more when he allegedly plowed his SUV into the crowd at the busy street parade.
However, Brooks is outraged at the treatment he is receiving, complaining that he is being “dehumanized” and “demonized.”
Reporters from Fox News were the first people allowed to speak with Brooks since he was taken into custody following the massacre.
The report described Brooks as being “soft-spoken” and appeared “calm, lucid and took time to answer each question.”
“I just feel like I’m being monster — demonized,” Brooks said during a video chat at the jail, according to Fox.
The accused killer — a career criminal and registered child sex offender — calmly answered questions from the outlet.
However, he offered no insight as to why he allegedly mowed down the crowd, according to the article.
Brooks had not received any other visitors since the attack, including his mother Dawn Woods.
Woods had released a statement Wednesday, accusing Wisconsin’s criminal justice system of failing her son.
The inmate reportedly put down his phone and rose from his chair when informed of his mother's statement by the reporters.
Brooks allegedly ran over the mother of his child at a gas station with his red Ford Escape earlier in the month, prosecutors said.
However, despite the serious charges and another pending felony case for shooting at his nephew during a fight in July 2020, a junior prosecutor recommended $1,000 cash bail for Brooks.
His mother promptly posted the small sum.
It is believed the red Ford is the same SUV used in the Christmas parade massacre two weeks later.
The attack killed six innocent people and injured 60.
Jackson Sparks, 8; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; LeAnna Owen, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81 were all killed in the November 21 attack.