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‘I’ll take that as DISRESPECT!’; Waukesha Christmas parade killer Darrell Brooks erupts into outrage over rap video being entered as evidence

(WAUKESHA, WIS) — Darrell Brooks, the Waukesha Christmas parade killer, has made a mockery of his trial, sparking outrage after representing himself, cross-examining traumatized witnesses, and repeatedly interrupting prosecutors and the judge.

Brooks, 39, is accused of running through a crowd of people at a Christmas Parade, killing six and injuring 70 people.

He faces 77 counts that include 6 counts of first-degree intentional homicide, 61 counts of recklessly endangering safety, six counts of hit-and-run involving death, two counts of felony bail jumping and two counts of battery, according to authorities.

Brooks initially pleaded not guilty to the charges due to insanity, but revoked that defense and now only pleads not guilty.

The killer has made headlines across social platforms for his erratic behavior, engaging in constant quarrels with Judge Jennifer Dorow and challenging witnesses, prompting spectators to respond in outrage.

 

During the trial, Brooks defiantly objected to a rap video that was brought in as evidence, which starred the killer and another person.

Brooks’s SUV can be seen in the video, the same vehicle that plowed through the crowd of people at the Waukesha parade.

Brooks engaged in a shouting match with prosecutors, which prompted Judge Dorow to intervene.

“Are you asking or telling me?”, Brooks defiantly responded to Dorrow. “I don’t need to ask. I am telling … Stop talking,” she said.

Brooks began to present his opening statement to the jury Thursday afternoon at Day 14 of trial.

“There’s always two sides to every story,” Brooks said to the jury. “I’m confident that the evidence will show that this incident was not planned, this incident was not intentional, this incident was never even thought about.”

If convicted of intentional homicide, Brooks will face life in prison.