Waukesha SUV ‘killer’ Darrell Brooks appears in court to face six murder charges


The man charged with killing six and injuring 62 when he drove his car into a Christmas in parade Wisconsin Appeared before a judge.

Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, made his first appearance in court on Tuesday as the death toll rose to six, with a child among the dead.

The court heard that he had multiple previous violent crimes, charges filed in three states, and lengthy detention time in Georgia.

Friends and families of 60 people, including several children, say they suffered life-threatening injuries, some of them clinging to life, when an SUV was hit during a Christmas parade in the suburbs of downtown Milwaukee.

Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, is pictured in his November 16 booking photo provided by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.

Luggage lies in the middle of a road in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Monday, where investigations are underway after a vehicle collided at a holiday parade a day earlier, killing several people and injuring several others.

Luggage lies in the middle of a road in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Monday, where investigations are underway after a vehicle collided at a holiday parade a day earlier, killing several people and injuring several others.

A moment captured in cellphone video, a young girl, who is a member of a dance troupe by SUV, woke up on Monday and told doctors, ‘Just glue me back together,’ a GoFundMe fundraising page hosted by a family friend of hers. According to.

The girl’s mother Amber Konhke posted on Tuesday afternoon, ‘No child or parent should go through so much pain and suffering.

Fundraisers detail some of the injuries from the incident, which has so far killed five people and injured 48.

Kohnke’s daughter Jesselyn is shown on a GoFundMe page smiling directly at the camera, wearing a white Santa hat and holding matching pompoms.

She stands with other girls on the Waukesha Extreme Dance Team in a photo taken moments before she was killed.

According to the fundraising account set up by family friend Oscar Luna, Jesselyn is ‘fighting for her life’.

Luna said she lost a kidney, her pelvis was broken and her liver and lungs were damaged.

“This holiday season will be brutal for them,” he said of his family.

In an update posted Tuesday morning, Luna wrote that she woke up briefly on Monday.

“Not fully aware of the seriousness of her injuries, but managed to say, ‘Just stick me together,'” she wrote.

‘Only a child can refer to himself as a little doll in this situation.’

Julia, who was marching with her dance team and whose surname is not even given, is in the fight for her life after suffering a brain stroke after being hit, her fundraising page set up by family friend Jane McCarthy says.

The post read, ‘Everyone who knows this little girl knows how much happiness she brings to the world. ‘She has a heart of gold, a smile that can light up a room and is loved by many.’

Brothers Tucker and Jackson Sparks were among siblings hospitalized after being hit by an SUV, and they live at Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin, according to an online fundraiser hosted by a cousin.

According to Alyssa Albro, the niece of the boys’ parents, Aaron and Sherry Sparks, 12-year-old Tucker has head injuries but is recovering, and 8-year-old Jackson has suffered a serious brain injury and ‘needs a miracle’. Is’.

Albro wrote, ‘The whole family is devastated.

She said that the boys’ parents are on their beds.

According to an online fundraiser, Aidan Lafferin, a senior at Waukesha South High School, was injured while performing with a marching band, fracturing his ribs.

The family is ‘difficult but the road ahead is going to be tough physically and emotionally too,’ the organizer posted.

Another band member, saxophonist Tyler Pudliner, was also killed and has had two surgeries since Sunday.

Joanne Chamil, one of the two people who raised money to help Pudliner, wrote: ‘He has a long road ahead to recovery.

Tamara Rosentreter was doing what she loved, entertaining the crowd as part of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies when she collided with an SUV that killed three of her fellow dancers.

The mother of four and grandmother of one were the leaders of the congregation, according to an online fundraiser seeking help with Rosenstrater’s recovery.

The organizer posted a message from Rosenstrater, which said, ‘I am still here. Lots of pain, stitches, broken bones and lots of bumps and bruises. Love you all.’

She described how one woman prayed at the scene to ‘help give me peace and comfort’ and how another kept her warm with a blanket.

‘This tragedy is too hard for me to wrap my head around,’ she said, adding ‘heartache’ to the victims and their families who witnessed the devastation and ‘to my comrades and their families who are my family.’

Lucero Isabel Perales says several family members were part of the parade and collided with the SUV.

This includes a cousin who has a skull fracture who is in a coma, an uncle who underwent six hours of surgery for a broken leg, and another cousin who had bruises all over his body.

Isabel Perales wrote, ‘This is a very difficult time for all of us, it was something unexpected.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $787,000 had been raised for the 18 GoFundMe-verified pages for the parade victims.

Another community fund for victims had raised more than $600,000 as of Tuesday morning, Waukesha Mayor Sean Reilly said.

The Waukesha County Community Foundation said the fund had grown to more than $916,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.

Reilly said, ‘There is so much support to support.’

‘It warms your heart to know that people are saying, ‘We support your community, we feel for you.’