Waukesha Parade suspect Darrell Brooks trial Day 5: Witnesses continue to testify

DAY 5 – Witnesses will continue to testify. The first witness to attend the trial is Brooks’ ex-girlfriend Erika Patterson. 08:33 Judge Dorow begins by addressing the concerns Darrell Brooks had about the juror the previous day. He believed he knew one of them and said that the juror “spoiled him”. Juror 41 was brought out and questioned if he had ever made it to Mr. Brooks’ first hearing. He told the court he wasn’t there, and according to the records, the finding was that number 41 was not in place. Brooks’ first appearance, and this is not the person who made an inappropriate gesture to Brooks during or after the trial. 09:10 Brooks’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his children, Erika Patterson, is the first witness to appear on the stand today. Patterson testified that she had known Brooks since she was 15 years old. She met him in Nevada and came with him to Milwaukee, then she moved to Waukesha. Patterson confirmed that she had contacted Darrell Brooks on November 21, 2021. He said Brooks hit him and called the police. This was just before the parade event. At 9:30, Brooks cross-examines Patterson. Brooks said, “Good morning first. Good morning. Happy birthday,” Brooks said.10:16 Detective Steven Guth takes the stand. Detective Guth met Erika Patterson the day after she reported a domestic incident and clarified her statement. Assistant District Attorney Zach Wittchow said, “As part of this statement, did you get in a squad car with Ms. Patterson and what was the point of doing it?” she asked. geography of the city. And so he can show me certain aspects of where he’s going with Mr. Brooks,” Guth replied. 10:49 Fifteen-minute break. 11:07 The judge continues the trial by saying that he was notified of Brooks’ COVID results that he had been given this morning and Darrell asks Brooks to open the envelope. Brooks refuses to open the envelope. 11:09 Judge Dorow clears the courtroom. And we’re going to find that piece of paper, and I’ll address it when it’s over,” said Dorow.11:25 Darrell Brooks COVID test results negative 11:30 Judge requests a 90-minute lunch break 13:05 Court returns to session State response to fight in Frame Park 13:58 Witness Kyle Edwards steps onto the stand. Edwards says he encountered a red SUV on the way. Waukesha is on the wrong side of the street on his way to the Christmas parade. The driver of the SUV lowered his window and Edwards Edwards explained to that SUV driver that the street was one-way. Edwards identified Darrell Brooks as the driver of the red SUV. 2:30 pm Holly Berg was called as the next civilian witness. He said he saw it going too fast and crashed into the group. “I saw it straight out of the driver’s window. “I saw a man focused on the group in front of him,” said Berg. He identified the driver as Darrell Brooks. 3:00 p.m. Afternoon break announced as 3:15 p.m. Court continues.”Mr. Brooks, you have incredible hearing because you’re right. Between about 2:58 and 2:59 in this video, I can hear Erica Patterson say that I got into an argument or that I was constantly arguing with my baby and he’s crushed my foot before. So, at this point I’ll take the request under advice, I’m inclined to take this exhibit out of state action,” said Judge Dorow. 15:20 The next witness is Detective Casey, who was assigned as the traffic cop to the Christmas parade. Brooks drove his SUV into the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. He is charged with driving, killing six people and injuring more than 60. Brooks, who will represent him in court, faces 77 charges, including six first-degree manslaughter, 61 reckless endangerment of security, six hit-and-run deaths, Including two felony jumps and two assaults, Brooks allegedly escaped from a brawl near the White Rock School on November 21, 2021. Investigators said he had breached a police barricade and was driving towards the parade route. He fired three shots at the SUV to try to stop it.” I kept watching the SUV. continued to drive in a zigzag motion. The SUV looked like it was trying to avoid the vehicles, not the people. According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle made no attempt to slow down rather than try to stop, a witness told police. Police caught him less than a mile from the scene after he allegedly left his battered SUV. The six people killed were Jackson Sparks, 8, Jane Kulich, 52, Tamara Durand, 52, Leanna Owen, 71, Virginia Sorenson, 79, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. Duran, Owen, and Sorenson were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grandmas. He changed his plea to not guilty because of fault, but last month withdrew his insanity plea and changed it to not guilty. Brooks faces life imprisonment if found guilty of willful manslaughter.

DAY 5 – Witnesses will continue to testify. The first witness to cover the trial is Brooks’ ex-girlfriend Erika Patterson.

8:33. Judge Dorow begins by addressing the concerns Darrell Brooks had about the juror the day before. He believed he knew one of them and said that the juror “spoiled him”.

Juror 41 was brought out and questioned if he had ever made it to Mr. Brooks’ first hearing.

He told the court he wasn’t there, and according to the records, number 41 wasn’t Brook’s debut, and he wasn’t the one who made an inappropriate gesture to Brooks during or after that trial.

9:10 am Erika Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his children, is the first witness to appear on the stand today.

Patterson testified that he had known Brooks since he was 15 years old. She met him in Nevada and came with him to Milwaukee, then moved to Waukesha.

Patterson confirmed that she had contacted Darrell Brooks on November 21, 2021. He said Brooks hit him and called the police. This was just before the parade event.

9:30am Brooks cross-examines Patterson. “First of all, good morning. Good morning. Happy birthday,” Brooks said.

10:16 am I Detective Steven Guth takes the stand. Detective Guth met Erika Patterson the day after she reported a domestic incident and clarified her statement.

Assistant District Attorney Zach Wittchow said, “As part of this statement, did you get in a squad car with Ms. Patterson and what was the point of doing it?” she asked.

“I’ve wanted to get in the car with him ever since. [Erika Patterson] He did not know the geography of the city. And so he can show me certain aspects of where he’s going with Mr. Brooks,” Guth replied.

10:49 I Fifteen minute break.

11:07 The judge continues the hearing, saying that Brooks was informed that the COVID results were delivered to him this morning, and asks Darrell Brooks to open the envelope.

Brooks refuses to open the envelope.

11:09 Judge Dorow clears the courtroom.

Dorow said, “We’re going off the record. And we’re going to find that piece of paper, and I’ll refer to it when it’s over.”

11:25 am Darrell Brooks COVID test results negative

11.30 in the morning. The judge requests a 90-minute lunch break.

1:05 pm. The court is back in session

The state is looking for Constable Waukesha Police Officer Jeremy Phillips, who was called in to intervene in the fighting at Frame Park.

1:58 pm. Witness Kyle Edwards takes the stand.

Edwards says he encountered a red SUV while driving on the wrong side of the street on his way to the Waukesha Christmas parade.

The driver of the SUV lowered his window and asked Edwards why he wasn’t getting out of his way. Edwards explained to that SUV driver that the street was one-way and going in the wrong direction.

Edwards identified Darrell Brooks as the driver of the red SUV.

14:30. Holly Berg is called as the next civilian witness.

Berg says he saw the red SUV going very fast and ran into a group of people right in front of him.

“I saw it straight out of the driver’s window. I saw a man focused on the group in front of him,” Berg said. He identified the driver as Darrell Brooks.

15:00. Lunch break announced

15:15 The court continues.

“Mr. Brooks, you have incredible hearing because you’re right. About 2:58 to 2:59 in that video, I can hear Erica Patterson saying that I got into an argument or argued all the time with my baby’s father. I will take my request under advice, I am inclined to remove this exhibit from state action,” said Judge Dorow.

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3:20 pm The next witness is Detective Casey, who was assigned as traffic control to the Christmas parade and claimed to have patrolled the Christmas parade for years.

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Brooks is accused of driving his SUV through a crowd at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing six people and injuring more than 60.

Brooks, who will represent him in court, has six counts of first-degree manslaughter, 61 reckless compromises, six fatal hit-and-run, two felony jumps and two batteries.

On November 21, 2021, Brooks allegedly fled the scene of a fight near the White Rock School.

Investigators said he had crossed a police barricade and entered the parade path.

An officer fired three shots at the SUV to stop Brooks.

“He continued to drive in a zigzag motion as he continued to watch the SUV. The SUV seemed to be trying to avoid vehicles rather than people. The vehicle made no attempt to stop, slowed much less,” a witness complained to the police.

Police caught him less than a mile from the scene after he allegedly left his battered SUV.

He was arrested without incident.

The six people killed were 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, 52-year-old Jane Kulich, 52-year-old Tamara Durand, 71-year-old Leanna Owen, 79-year-old Virginia Sorenson and 81-year-old former Wilhelm Hospital.

Duran, Owen, and Sorenson were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grandmothers.

In June, Brooks changed his plea to not guilty for mental defect, but last month retracted his insanity plea and changed it to not guilty.

Brooks will face life in prison if found guilty of willful manslaughter.


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