Darrell Brooks, the suspected driver of an SUV that plowed into a crowd of people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin , killing six people, said he feels “dehumanized” in his first public remarks since the attack.
In an interview published Wednesday , Brooks said the news team that visited him was his first visit during his 10 days in jail. Not even his mother, whom he said he was “very close” to, has spoken to or visited him since the massacre.
“I just feel like I’m being monster-demonized,” he said.
Brooks, 39, did not explain the motive behind the alleged attack on the Christmas parade, according to Fox News . He also said he has not been in contact with his family since the attack. He reportedly sobbed when the Fox News team presented him with a statement from his mother.
Brooks was an amateur rapper . He was bailed out of jail nearly two days before the attack. The city’s police department said they believed he was fleeing the scene of a domestic disturbance when his SUV crashed into paraders.
As the Washington Examiner previously reported , Brooks has a long history of criminal activity dating back to the 1990s. He was bailed out of jail on Nov. 19 for charges related to resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is a registered child sex offender in Nevada, records show.
The six people who died have been identified as Jane Kulich, 52, Tamara Durand, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 81, LeAnna Owen, 71, Virginia Sorenson, 79 and Jackson Sparks, 8. Dozens more were wounded, including several children.
Prosecutors have charged Brooks with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and he faces life in prison if convicted on all counts. He is currently being held on $5 million bail. Brooks is slated to appear back in court on Jan. 14.
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