6th homicide charge filed against Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks

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Darrell Brooks, a Waukesha, Wisconsin, suspect in the Christmas parade tragedy, has been charged with the sixth willful manslaughter in connection with the case, according to a court filing Monday.

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The victim linked to the count was identified as a child, whose death was announced in court last week as the initial five murder counts were read out.

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Brooks, 39, allegedly drove an SUV into the crowd at the event on November 21, leaving five victims pronounced dead overnight. Officials said more than 40 others were injured.

Officials of the regional hospital said that many children were also among those treated.

The sixth victim died Tuesday as a result of “craniocerebral injuries from blunt force trauma to the head,” according to Monday’s filing, which cites the Waukesha County medical examiner’s findings.

Police said they were called prior to the incident to respond to a domestic disturbance involving Brooks, who was alleged to have fled the scene in an SUV and then drove through the parade.

Officials alleged that he deliberately targeted participants and parade-goers, eventually hitting a float. He said Brooks had a long record of arrests.

He was initially charged with five counts of intentional manslaughter and jailed in lieu of a $5 million bail.

Public defender Wilson Medina said by email: “We have no comment at this time.”

Monday’s count was filed by the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office.

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