Judge ‘Scared’ By Accused Christmas Parade Killer’s Self Defense

The man accused of intentionally hitting and running over people with his vehicle at a 2021 Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is defending himself in court on related murder charges.

  • Defendant Darrell Brooks, who’s acting as his own lawyer, was removed from the courtroom several times Friday.
  • Judge Jennifer Dorow says Brooks has established a history of disruptive, delaying and disrespectful behavior.
  • “In my almost 11 years on the bench, I’ve presided over dozens and dozens of cases that have gone to trial,” Dorow said. “To say that this has been the most challenging of my career would be an understatement. … Frankly, it makes me scared.”
  • Brooks is charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, for which he pleaded not guilty, in connection with driving his SUV into the Nov. 21, 2021, parade.