Waukesha tragedy suspect charged with 5 murder charges

(CNN) — Prosecutors officially charged Darrell Brooks with five counts of first-degree murder Tuesday.

Brooks was arrested this Sunday after allegedly use your truck to drive through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, in an event in which five people had initially died and dozens more were injured.

This Tuesday, the authorities confirmed the death of a third person, a child.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said during a news conference Monday that his office had recommended the charges to the district attorney.

Police said they would press five counts of intentional homicide against the Milwaukee man after the attack that injured a total of 62 people, including at least 18 children, according to indictment documents filed Tuesday.

Brooks had been released from prison less than two weeks ago, after allegedly using a vehicle to run over a woman who claimed to be the mother of his son, court documents show. He was released from jail Nov. 11 on $ 1,000 bail, an amount the Milwaukee County Attorney’s office had recommended but is now questioning.

Driver who ran over a crowd in Wisconsin fled violent episode 1:06

The woman survived the Nov. 2 incident and was taken to a hospital for her injuries, according to a criminal complaint. Prosecutors in this case brought five counts related to the incident, including obstruction of an officer, a second-degree count of endangering security aggravated by domestic abuse, aggravated disorderly conduct with domestic abuse, and a misdemeanor count of assault for domestic abuse.

The suspect is a registered sex offender

Court and inmate records, in addition to the Nevada sex offender registry, show that the suspect is a registered sex offender in Nevada.

Darrell Brooks, according to the documents, pleaded guilty to the sexual seduction of minors in November 2006.

There are no additional details on that case.

Brooks, according to Nevada inmate records, served his sentence at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center from March 2007 to September 2008. CNN has been unable to identify Brooks’s attorney for this case.

Video shows truck ramming people in Christmas parade 1:59

Judge sets bail at US $ 5 million

Judge M. Costello set a bond of $ 5 million in cash Darrell Brooks, because he considers that it presents a risk of figa.

He faces a possible thought of five consecutive life sentences if convicted of all charges, according to prosecutors, and could spend the rest of his life in prison.

– News in development. With information from Caroll Alvarado, Kay Jones and Raja Razek.

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