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Prosecutor Reveals Child Died After SUV Slammed Into Christmas Parade

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A child has died of injuries through an incident that saw a man plunge his SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin over the weekend, a prosecutor said Tuesday, bringing the toll to six as other victims remain in critical condition.

The latest death became public Tuesday afternoon when the suspect, Darrell E. Brooks Jr., appeared in court for the first time to face five counts of intentional homicide. Prosecutors informed the court of the sixth fatality and said they intend to file another homicide charge. If convicted, Brooks could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The judge set bail at $5 million, saying he believes Brooks is a flight risk.
Some are wondering why Brooks was released on $1,000 bond after allegedly running over a woman on November 2 — an amount the district attorney’s office now calls “inappropriately low.”

What allegedly happened November 2?

Brooks is accused of running over the woman with his car while she was walking through a gas station parking lot, according to a criminal complaint. The woman told authorities she was the mother of his child, according to the criminal complaint.
“Officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg,” the criminal complaint read.
Prosecutors filed five charges related to the incident including: obstructing an officer; second-degree recklessly endangering safety with domestic abuse assessments; disorderly conduct with domestic abuse assessments; and misdemeanor battery with domestic abuse assessments.

The criminal complaint said a police officer shot at the vehicle, striking it three times, and a detective stepped in front of Brooks’ vehicle and pounded on the hood, shouting “Stop,” several times but Brooks drove past him. The complaint said the detective was wearing police insignia and a neon orange safety vest.

BAIL REVOKE?

Brooks had been free on $1,000 bail for a case in Milwaukee County earlier in November in which he’s accused of intentionally striking a woman with his car. Prosecutors said they’re investigating their bail recommendation in that case, calling it inappropriately low.

One pending case against Brooks included an allegation that he deliberately hit a woman with his car in early November after a fight. Prosecutors in Milwaukee County on Monday called their bail recommendation “inappropriately low” given the facts of that case and the Sunday crash, and said they would review it according to CP24 News.

Source: NY Daily News

 

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