Darrell Brooks spoke for the first time Tuesday since allegedly plowing his red SUV into an annual Christmas parade, killing six people.
He joined a virtual Milwaukee court conference by phone from the Waukesha County Jail where he’s being held on $5 million bond for the shocking attack on holiday revelers.
“Can you hear Mr. Brooks?” asked the court clerk.
It was the only word he spoke during the brief video conference – he was the sole participant to join by phone.
The Wisconsin attorney representing Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. in his Milwaukee County legal troubles has moved to withdraw from those cases due to new conflicts that arose when his client allegedly plowed through a Christmas procession, killing at least six people and injuring dozens.
“Relationships and familiarities, both direct and indirect, between Attorney [Joe] Domask and members of Domask Law Office and individuals, families, groups, organizations and the communities affected by incidents arising on November 21, 2021 in the Waukesha County Holiday Parade have created a concurrent conflict of interest in Attorney Domask’s representation of Mr. Brooks in this case,” the motion reads.
Judge David Feiss granted Domask’s motion to withdraw on the two cases. Domask had represented Brooks in a Nov. 2 incident in which he ran over his ex-girlfriend leaving tire marks on her legs.
“Our hearts are broken for all families affected by the tragedy at the Waukesha Parade,” Domask told Fox News Digital a week ago. “The Waukesha community is dear to our hearts here, and we joined in their sorrow. And we keep all those affected by this incident in our thoughts and prayers.”
Regarding the charges in Milwaukee, Domask said he was still representing him, “at the moment.”
But the next day, Domask notified the court that he planned to withdraw from two open cases in Milwaukee, records show. Both contain multiple charges against Brooks, including one for allegedly shooting at and missing his nephew and another for driving his red Ford SUV over the mother of his child.
“The 39-year-old’s felony charges rose to six counts of first-degree intentional homicide after the death of 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who succumbed to brain injuries caused by the SUV,” the Daily Caller reports.
“Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks, along with his 12-year-old brother, were both seriously hurt after a driver plowed through the Christmas parade Sunday, Nov. 21,” a local CBS affiliate reported. “Both boys were taken to Children’s Wisconsin for treatment.”
“According to the GoFundMe page, Jackson underwent brain surgery following the incident,” CBS noted. “Tuesday, Nov. 23, an update said Jackson succumbed to his injuries and passed away.”
The family issued a statement on the passing of little Jackson Sparks:
“Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family. They do however ask for privacy at this time to allow Tucker to continue to heal physically and their family to heal and mourn the tremendous loss of their sweet little boy who is now under the care of Jesus.”
“Five other people were killed during the parade tragedy, ranging in age from 52-81,” CBS noted. “Jackson will be the youngest victim added to the list — bringing the total to six.”
PRES. BIDEN: “Five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief of a life without a loved one…An entire community is struggling, struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence…"My administration is monitoring the situation very closely."” pic.twitter.com/9oBC4SYm2p
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 22, 2021
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office came under fire for recommending $1,000 bail for the career criminal, leaving him free to drive through parade goers.
The second case stemmed from a July 24, 2020, incident in which Brooks allegedly shot at his nephew.
He’s charged with six counts of intentional homicide and other raps for the parade attack. Another lawyer represents him that case.