Waukesha parade horror suspect and profession felony Darrell Brooks Jr. is being held on $5 million bail in a Wisconsin jail after prosecutors formally charged him with 5 counts of first-degree intentional murder Tuesday.

Brooks sobbed audibly when District Attorney Susan Opper introduced {that a} sixth sufferer — the primary little one — had died. A sixth cost is probably going coming in reference to the newest demise. 

Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks arrives in court for his arraignment.

Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks arrives in courtroom for his arraignment.

The 5 present costs are in reference to the deaths of Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.


Defense attorneys Jeremy Perri and Anna Keys represented Brooks on the listening to as Opper learn off parts of his prolonged rap sheet, together with weapons offenses, assault and battery, medicine bail leaping and statutory rape.

The district legal professional finally requested the staggering $5 million bail, which Court Commissioner Kevin M. Costello granted.

“I have no problem with the billing recommended by the state,” he mentioned. “The nature of this offense is shocking…Two detectives…not only tried to stop this but rendered an opinion that this was an intentional act.”

Five adult victims killed in the Waukesha parade attack. A sixth victim, this one a child, was announced in court Tuesday.

Five grownup victims killed within the Waukesha parade assault. A sixth sufferer, this one a toddler, was introduced in courtroom Tuesday.

He referred to as the bail “extraordinarily high” however famous, “It’s warranted.”


Detectives who witnessed the Sunday incident, through which a crimson Ford SUV allegedly pushed by Brooks plowed by way of a barricade after which dozens of pedestrians, mentioned it seemed like an intentional act, in keeping with courtroom paperwork.

As the listening to went on, some residents had been offended and shook their heads or muttered below their breaths. Others stared straight forward. One sufferer’s relative was current within the courtroom however declined to deal with the room. She was entitled to below Wisconsin regulation.

As bailiffs took Brooks from the courtroom on the finish of his bail listening to, they turned him round to face the packed room. They held him right here as he stared at two ladies — one a resident, and the opposite whose granddaughter witnessed the horror. The resident flipped him off and mentioned, “Oh my, God is good” and did the signal of the cross.

Chairs are left abandoned after a car plowed through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S., November 21, 2021.  REUTERS/Daniel Steinle  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Chairs are left deserted after a automobile plowed by way of a vacation parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S., November 21, 2021.  REUTERS/Daniel Steinle  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Should Brooks by some means have the ability to increase the bail funds, he can be barred from working a motorcar or possessing weapons – and he must put on an ankle monitor. 

Brooks’ violent previous stretches again to 1999, when he was accused and later convicted of aggravated battery with intent to trigger nice bodily hurt. Most not too long ago, he allegedly ran a girl over and bunched her within the face on Nov. 2. He has an excellent warrant in Nevada for skipping bail on a intercourse crime cost, and Opper famous that his felony document additionally extends to Georgia. 

Waukesha District Attorney Susan Opper informed Fox News Digital Monday night that her workplace deliberate on searching for a bail so excessive that Brooks would don’t have any likelihood of posting it. The incident comes simply weeks after prosecutors in Milwaukee really useful he be allowed to stroll on simply $1,000 regardless of a 50-page rap sheet and excellent warrant for bail leaping on a intercourse crime cost in Nevada.

Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm introduced an inside investigation into that call Monday.