Waukesha parade suspect faces 6th homicide charge in amended complaint
Posted: Nov 29, 2021 3:01 PM CDT
See Also 'This was an intentional act': $5 million bail set for suspect in Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedyWAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Darrell Brooks, the 39-year-old man accused of plowing through the Waukesha Holiday Parade route, killing six and injuring dozens more, has been formally charged in the death of 8-year-old Jackson Sparks.
In an amended complaint, Brooks now faces a sixth charge of first degree intentional homicide.
The complaint says detectives were notified that Jackson Sparks died in the hospital on Nov. 23, the date Brooks made his initial court appearance. Brooks had already been facing five counts of first degree intentional homicide.
He is currently being held on $5 million bond. Waukesha District Attorney Susan Opper requested the $5 million cash bail citing the severity of the charges and Brooks' criminal history.
The six victims killed have been identified as:
- Virginia Sorenson, 79
- Leanna Owen, 71
- Tamara Durand, 52
- Jane Kulich, 52
- Wilhelm Hospel, 81
- Jackson Sparks, 8
Prosecutors say 62 other people were hurt, some of them critically.
Brooks will be back in court Jan. 14 for a preliminary hearing.