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Waukesha Christmas parade: Darrell Brooks Jr. charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide

Suspect in Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy pleads not guilty Darrell Brooks Jr. pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, to five counts of first-degree intentional homicide after authorities accused him of plowing his sport utility vehicle into a Wisconsin holiday parade on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, killing 5 people and injuring 48. WAUKESHA, Wis. — Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged Tuesday with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide after authorities accused him of plowing his sport utility vehicle into a Wisconsin holiday parade on Sunday, killing 5 people and injuring 48. >> Related: Waukesha Christmas parade: Police ID 5 victims killed after SUV barrels through crowdBrooks, of Milwaukee, was initially named as a person of interest and taken into police custody Sunday after his identification was found in a red SUV that investigators say slammed through the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade. >> Related: Darrell Brooks Jr.: What we know about suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedyInvestigators said that Brooks drove his Ford Escape down East Main Street on Sunday evening, intentionally careening into the Christmas parade and killing Virginia Sorenson, 79; Tamara Durand, 52; LeAnna Owen, 71; Jane Kulich, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. >> Related: Waukesha Christmas parade: What we know about the 5 victimsBrooks was reportedly fleeing the scene of a nearby domestic disturbance after which he is accused of plowing through a police barricade and driving onto the parade route, WISN reported.

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