Waukesha judge denies request to reschedule Darrell Brooks trial

NOW: Waukesha judge denies request to reschedule Darrell Brooks trial

WAUKESHA (CBS 58) -- A Waukesha County judge denied a motion to adjourn the trial for the man charged with plowing through the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

The trial is scheduled for October 2022.

Darrell Brooks is charged with killing six and injuring more than 60 while driving through the parade last November.

The defense told Judge Jennifer Dorow they needed more time to review evidence, gather experts and put their case together. 

The defense couldn't provide specific details on what needed more time or how much time was needed. They suggested March 2023 at the earliest.

The prosecution said they would like to see the trial concluded by the end of the year.

The gallery was filled with victims and their family members. Some appeared to be emotional as they shared why they didn't want the trial to be pushed.

The defense is also asking for a change of venue.

Last week in court, it was decided that Waukesha residents would receive a questionnaire of roughly 100 questions to help decide if Brooks should face trial in Waukesha County or somewhere else.

The questionnaire will be mailed to potential jurors in the next month or two.

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