Waukesha Suspect Interrupts Trial With Outburst, Forces Jury To Leave

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The alleged Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade killer continued his disruptive courtroom behavior Friday, prompting Judge Jennifer Dorow to temporarily excuse the jury.

Darrell Brooks disrupted the day’s proceedings by bombarding the judge with questioning about paperwork from the clerk of court’s office when the jury entered the courtroom. Brooks argued with the judge, refusing to drop the issue and raising his voice while behaving erratically, prompting Dorow to send jurors out of the room.

“Please show respect and decorum,” Dorow said as Brooks refused to be quiet.

Brooks allegedly killed six individuals and injured many others after driving a vehicle through the November Christmas parade in Waukesha, The Associated Press reported.


Brooks argued the paperwork-related issue should have been addressed, with Dorow referring him to the clerk’s office.

“You have interrupted me repeatedly,” Dorow told Brooks, adding he was “on the verge” of being sent to a different courtroom to view proceedings remotely. “I want you to stay here, but you keep interrupting me and bringing up irrelevant matters.”(RELATED: ‘You Deserve The Death Penalty’: DeSantis Reacts To Parkland School Shooter’s Sentencing Recommendation)

The judge commanded Brooks to “sit down.” She said he interrupted more than fifteen times Thursday and discussed “irrelevant or baseless accusations and requests not based in law or fact.”

“I was abundantly patient with you yesterday,” Dorow declared.

Brooks had apologized on Monday after being removed from the courtroom a number times the previous week for disruptive behavior. Before the trial, his mother predicted in a WTMJ interview that he would appear “manic, full blown” while acting as his own defense.

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