The Waukesha Christmas parade killer demanded in court this week that his case be dismissed, arguing that there are no victims present to “make a claim” against him.
The 40-year-old man is currently on trial for killing six people and wounding 60 others after allegedly running them over during last year’s Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
🇺🇸🚨 — BREAKING: Multiple people were killed in a car ramming attack during a Holiday Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. At least 20 others were injured. One suspect reportedly arrested, two others on the loose. Mass casualty incident declared. pic.twitter.com/NAPaDsNLyY
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On November 21, 2021, he allegedly drove his red Ford Escape into the crowd that was gathered to watch the parade, killing six people — including an 8-year-old boy. He is now facing six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, six counts of committing a hit-and-run causing a death, two charges of felony bail jumping and 67 counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon.
During his trial on Thursday morning, in which he is now representing himself after firing his public defenders, the suspect went on a 50-minute rant arguing that his case should be dismissed.
“Where’s the injured party? Is the injured party present in court right now?” he asked. “Can anyone, can anyone make a claim against me? Can you make a claim against me, your honor?”
“Do you know anyone that can make a claim against me, your honor? Can anyone right now in court, anyone, make a claim against me?” the suspect continued. “And because of that, your honor, the motion to dismiss should be granted based on that alone. There is no injured party in this matter. So, who makes the claim? Who?”
Waukesha massacre suspect Darrell Brooks is asking for his case to be dismissed because the victims are not present in court. pic.twitter.com/rmERQDZ1NK
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The alleged killer went on to claim that his Sixth Amendment right had been “discarded” due to the fact that the witnesses did not appear in court.
“There’s so many clear biases and questions that are not being asked based on judicial determinations made by your Honor,” he said, according to Fox 6. “At minimum, I deserve for the subject matter jurisdiction to be verified and proven. I’ve raised that issue many times, pretty much every day. My filings have been disregarded. I haven’t gotten written copies of any of them.”
“I’m still not even understanding the nature and cause of the charges,” the suspect continued. “How can the proceedings continue when there are so many things that haven’t been provided?”
“I’m without so much information, valid information to this matter, and I believe that it should be verified and it should be proven for the record, and if not, I move for this case to be dismissed,” he added.
The suspect — who had a rap sheet 50 pages long, according to Fox News, which included criminal charges involving attacks on women and family members — complained during an interview last year that he was being “dehumanized and “demonized” after the attack.