Darrell Brooks receives 6 consecutive life sentences plus more than 700 additional years in prison for Waukesha

By priyanka


What did Darrell Brooks do? 

Darrell Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of extended supervision Wednesday for driving his SUV into a crowd of Christmas parade attendees in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last year, killing six people and wounding dozens.

How many total years did Darrell Brooks get? 

On 60 counts of recklessly endangering safety, Brooks was sentenced to 17.5 years for each count -- amounting to 762.5 years of initial confinement, plus 305 years of extended supervision, on top of the six life sentences, Dorow said.

Why is Darrell Brooks in court? 

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

Who is Darryl Brooks Jr? 

Brooks, 40, faces 76 criminal charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide

Did Brooks testify? 

Brooks did not testify on his own behalf, despite telling jurors during his opening statements it was time they heard his side of the story. Brooks would have a chance to give a closing argument if he chooses.

Who is the district attorney of Waukesha County? 

WAUKESHA, Wis — Waukesha County's District Attorney Susan Opper said after the sentencing of Darrell Brooks that she's grateful he'll never be a free man.

Why did Brooks hit Sumner with a cane? 

Brooks's violent act was in response to a speech in which Sumner attacked the institution of slavery and pro-slavery Senators such as Andrew Butler of South Carolina (Brooks's relative).

Why did Preston Brooks resign? 

He resigned his seat in July 1856 to allow his constituents to express their view on his conduct; they reelected him in the August special election to fill the vacancy created by his resignation.