Accused Waukesha Mass-Killer Says He Is Being 'Dehumanized' Memorials placed along Main Street in downtown Waukesha Wisconsin left in areas where people were hit by a driver plowing into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown Nov. 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. ( Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)
By Eric Mack | Wednesday, 01 December 2021 06:50 PM
The accused Waukesha parade mass-murder suspect, facing five first-degree intentional homicide charges, says he feels like he is being made out to be a "monster" and is being "dehumanized."
Darrell Brooks Jr. spoke to Fox News in an exclusive interview from jail, declining to get into specifics why he, as accused, accelerated his red Ford SUV through barricades and reportedly swerved into Waukesha Christmas parade participants and revelers, killing at least six thus far and injuring 62 the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
"I just feel like I'm being monster – demonized," Brooks, 39, told Fox News digital reporters during a brief video visit in Waukesha County Jail, about one mile from his killing spree.
Brooks, reportedly surprised he was getting visitors, admitted even his mother has not visited him, saying he was "very" close with her. He reportedly sobbed away from view when he was told his mother released a statement denouncing the criminal justice system's handling of her son.
Brooks, who also cried in open court Nov. 23, was excoriated by the Wisconsin judge for his long rap sheet and his abuse or past low bails. He was given a $5 million bail this time and has spent 10 days in jail since his arrest, according to the report.
Brooks' criminal history includes being a registered child sex offender in Nevada and having served time in Georgia for beating his ex, according to documents reviewed by Fox News.
Brooks is accused of killing: Jackson Sparks, 8; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; LeAnna Owen, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.