The mom of the person accused of plowing his SUV into revelers at a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade is wracked with remorse for having bailed him out of jail simply days earlier, his ex-girlfriend advised The Post on Wednesday.

Dawn Woods needs she hadn’t posted the $1,000 bond for her son, Darrell Brooks Jr., after he was accused of punching the mom of his baby and deliberately hanging her together with his automotive on Nov. 2, in line with the lady.

“She’s wrecked that people were killed as a result and she’s like, ‘I’m blaming myself, because had I not bailed him out, this wouldn’t have happened,'” mentioned the ex, who requested to stay nameless out of worry for her and her son’s security.

A memorial at Veteran's Park for the victims of Sunday's deadly Christmas parade crash in Waukesha,  Wisconsin.

A memorial at Veteran’s Park for the victims of Sunday’s lethal Christmas parade crash in Waukesha,  Wisconsin.
(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

The suburban Milwaukee resident, who additionally shares a baby with Brooks, mentioned she’s had little or no contact with the accused killer within the final 20 years, and that their son hasn’t interacted together with his dad since he was a child.

“He disappeared when my son was almost 3 months old,” she mentioned. “I’ve done all of this on my own, raised my child by myself.”


Days after he was launched from jail — on what Milwaukee County prosecutors now say was “inappropriately low” bond — Brooks allegedly barreled previous police barricades and onto the Waukesha Christmas parade route, the place he mowed down marchers and spectators.

Brooks, 39, has been charged with 5 counts of first-degree intentional murder for the Sunday rampage, which left six individuals lifeless and scores extra injured. He faces a compulsory life sentence if convicted.

“When I saw his picture online, I was like, ‘What the f–k?,’” his ex advised The Post.

“I was embarrassed enough to have him as the father of my child beforehand, because he wasn’t taking care of him,” she mentioned. “What do you think I am now? Mortified.”

Darrell Brooks, charged with killing five people and injuring nearly 50 after plowing through a Christmas parade with his sport utility vehicle on November 21, appears in Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.  November 23, 2021. Mark Hoffman/Pool via REUTERS

Darrell Brooks, charged with killing 5 individuals and injuring practically 50 after plowing by means of a Christmas parade together with his sport utility automobile on November 21, seems in Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.  November 23, 2021. Mark Hoffman/Pool by way of REUTERS

The distraught girl mentioned she is disgusted by Brooks’ actions and her connection to him, including: “I wish I could replace him as the person I had a son with, but I can’t.”

“I am sickened by it, obviously devastated, can’t sleep,” she mentioned. “I’ve been donating and saying prayers and doing everything that I can.”

“What’s hurting me more is he shares DNA with my child.”


Brooks has a prolonged rap sheet and has been criminally charged at the least 16 instances since 1999 in Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada, in line with authorities and data.

His ex mentioned she discovered out a few years in the past that Brooks has bipolar dysfunction, and his twin sister, Ebony, died in 2014 of an sickness — probably diabetic shock.

Screengrab from Brooks' "HALF A TIKKET" music video.

Screengrab from Brooks’ “HALF A TIKKET” music video.

Though she’s had little to do with Brooks since giving beginning to their son, the lady mentioned she nonetheless sometimes speaks to his mom, who “has never condoned any of his bad behavior.”


“She’s always condemned everything that he’s done … even weed possession, she’s never condoned,” the ex mentioned. “She’s always been very resolute on, ‘You need to do better. You need to do right. This is not how I raised you.’”