Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Waukesha Parade attack: Darrell Brooks sentencing Day 1

Darrell Brooks sentencing hearing Day 1

A jury convicted Darrell Brooks last month of killing six people and injuring more than 60 others.

Prosecutors expect 45 survivors to address the court in the next two days. Darrell Brooks asked nine people to speak for him.


5:12 p.m.: The district attorney reads Brooks’ criminal record in Wisconsin and Nevada. She went on to recommend a maximum sentence for all 76 charges Brooks was convicted on.

4:57 p.m. The district attorney said that they were done with victim statements. Judge Dorow called for a break for the DA gives her remarks.

4:52 p.m.: A mother whose daughter was hit yelled at Brooks for rolling his eyes and making faces. “Hope that you live in hell the rest of your life. … “You’re a child killer. You’re a woman killer,” she said to him.

4:50 p.m.: “Judge, we asked that you give Mr. Brooks the maximum sentence for each count without chance for parole,” said a mother whose daughter was badly injured.

4:41 p.m.: “That was the worst day of my life. That day changed my life forever,” said a girl who was in a the dance team.

2:55 p.m. “You murdered my mom,” said Marshall Sorenson, son of Dancing Granny Virginia Sorenson.

David Sorenson, Virginia’s wife also gave his testimony and called Brooks an “evil animal,” and asked that Brooks gets sentenced to life in prison without parole.

1:55 p.m. Brooks said he will not interrupt again and will now be brought back into court.

1:41 p.m. Darrell Brooks is removed from court and placed in an adjacent room.

1:20 p.m. Chris Owen, son of Dancing Granny Leanna Owen, lashes out at Darrell Brooks.

1:15 p.m. Court resumes. Two more groups are expected to give their statements today.

11:15 p.m. Court in recess. The hearing will resume in an hour.

11:55 a.m. 17-year-old Sasha Catalan Castillo was also in the band playing the clarinet when Brooks run over her.

11:10 a.m. Court is back in session after threats at courthouse. Judge Dorow says sheriff has assured her the building is safe.

10:40 a.m. Waukesha County Sheriff confirms an anonymous threat was made. At this moment police are trying to track down who is responsible for the threat.

10:20 a.m. Court in recess due to threats in Waukesha courthouse

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9:50 a.m. First child victim speaks in court

9:40 a.m. Court in 10-minute recess

9:10 a.m. Jeff Rogers, head of the Waukesha Blazers baseball club. He saw 8-year-old Jackson Sparks after Brooks struck the little boy.

8:55 a.m. Bill Mitchell then speaks about how he was in the street bleeding and spent 3 days in the ICU.

8:50 a.m. Lori Lochen is the first victim to speak. Struck by Brooks in Catholic Community group speaks directly to Brooks.

8:47 a.m. DA Opper “He’s been convicted and now it’s time to talk about the damage it did to the community”

8:30 a.m. Sentencing hearing begins.

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