WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A pass judgement on set an October trial date Friday for a person accused of killing six other folks and injuring dozens of others via riding his SUV right into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee final 12 months.
Darrell Brooks Jr. has pleaded now not responsible to greater than 70 fees, together with six murder counts in reference to the Nov. 21 incident in downtown Waukesha.
Waukesha County Circuit Pass judgement on Jennifer Darow scheduled Brooks’ trial to start out Oct. 3 and run thru Oct. 28. Prosecutors informed her they’d most probably want 5 to seven days to provide their case. Brooks’ legal professionals stated they did not know the way a lot time they would want.
Darow said throughout the listening to that she is aware of the daddy of some of the individuals who had been killed. She stated her circle of relatives has employed him prior to now to accomplish felony paintings for them, he donated $500 to her judicial marketing campaign and she or he presented him her condolences after the parade by the use of textual content messages. She stated she hasn’t interacted with him since the ones texts and pledged to officiate the case impartially.
Darow additionally ordered all sides to start out drafting a survey to mail to potential jurors in Waukesha County to gauge whether or not an independent jury will also be decided on within the county. The pass judgement on made the transfer after Brooks’ legal professional filed a movement final month looking for to transport the trial out of Waukesha County or pull jurors from any other county as a result of exposure about Brooks has been so pervasive and destructive.