Waukesha Christmas Parade massacre suspect complains about his prison food

The suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre has filed a complaint over his treatment while awaiting trial, in which he is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more.

Darrell Brooks Jr., 40, claimed in a letter to his mother that he didn’t feel safe and accused inmates of spitting on his food and prison guards of threatening him with violence.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said it reviewed Mr Brooks’ formal complaint but found he was being properly dealt with.

He previously complained about being “dehumanized” and feeling like a “monster” after being arrested on 77 charges for allegedly driving through barricades at Waukesha’s annual holiday parade on November 21.

Police estimate Mr Brooks Jr drove head-on into crowds at up to 40 km/h, with some of them being thrown into the air and landing on the hood of his Ford SUV.

According to the criminal complaint, he ran over some while they were on the ground and carried others on his hood for five blocks in November in suburban Milwaukee.

The six victims killed were identified as Jackson Sparks, 8; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; LeAnna Owen, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

Six people died in the attack

Mr. Brooks will appear in court on April 4 to request a hearing before the trial is scheduled to begin on October 3.

He is being held in the Waukesha County Jail on $5 million bail and wrote about his experience in a letter from his mother to FOX6.

In it, he claims one of the officers was overheard saying, “I hope they’re playing it dumb [n-word] life in prison. They will kill him in prison.”

In another line, he writes that officers offered to pay his fellow inmates to “beat him and spit on his food.”

“Everything that makes me feel human has been taken from me,” he added in the letter to his mother.

In his first interview with the media, Mr Brooks told Fox News Digital that no one, not even his mother, has visited him since he was being held in the Waukesha County Jail.

“I just feel like a monster – demonized,” Mr Brooks told Fox.

Darrell Brooks Jr. is scheduled to appear in court again on April 4

(The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Shortly after Mr Brooks’ arrest, his mother, Dawn Woods, released a statement through local media, denouncing Wisconsin’s criminal justice system for failing her son, a longtime criminal with a 50-page criminal record alleging domestic violence , firearms, drugs and other convictions in Wisconsin are listed. according to documents obtained by Fox.

He’s also a registered sex offender in Nevada and was serving time in Georgia for hitting his ex, records show.

He was released on $1,000 bail days earlier after the alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child.

According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Brooks Jr. allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend in the moving SUV because she didn’t release him from jail for several days for running over her in the same SUV.

She told investigators she met Mr Brooks, the father of her child, who spun her around, slapping her face with one hand and steering the SUV with the other. She got out of the vehicle minutes before he drove through the crowd, prosecutors claim.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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