Lawyer for Waukesha Christmas parade suspect withdraws insanity plea


public defense counsel for accused men Driving an SUV in the Christmas Parade .

This Comes After June Attorney Change Darrell Brooks’ pleasaid mental health issues played a role in a crash last November that killed six people and injured more than 60.

“The court found that defendant freely, voluntarily, and intellectually withdrew his NGI (not guilty by insanity) plea,” the case record said.

CNN has reached out to the Wisconsin Public Defender’s Office for comment.

Friday’s jury status hearing was postponed, and a new jury status hearing was scheduled for September 19 at 2:00 p.m., according to records.

Brooks, 40, initially pleaded not guilty to several counts of first-degree intentional murder.

Brooks had been released from prison less than two weeks ago when he allegedly stormed a parade on Nov. 21, according to court documents.

The suspect zigzagged toward the parade, according to the police complaint.

“It was as if the SUV was trying to avoid the car, not the person. One witness told officers that he didn’t try to stop or slow down, according to the complaint.

Four women, one man and an 8-year-old boy died.


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