Takeaways from Day 2 of Darrell Brooks Waukesha Christmas Parade trial

WAUKESHA – Darrell Brooks Jr. will face a jury beginning Thursday as the testimony phase of his homicide and reckless endangerment trial gets underway to adjudicate dozens of charges tied to the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy.

A 12-member jury plus four alternates were selected late Tuesday from the first 82 jurors interviewed from a pre-screened pool of more than 300 candidates.

The jury, consisting of six women and 10 men, was eventually finalized at 6:40 pm

Brooks is now facing 76 criminal charges: six counts of first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon, 61 counts of recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon, six counts of hit-and-run involving death and two counts of bail jumping, all felonies; and one count of misdemeanor domestic abuse-battery.

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