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Darrell Brooks was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre.

Darrell Brooks was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre.

Darrell Brooks, a 40-year-old Milwaukee man, is accused of plowing into a Ford Escape SUV. Christmas parade in nearby Waukesha was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and dozens of other charges in a trial last year that killed six people and injured dozens more – the Wisconsin equivalent of murder.

Brooks made several objections to “subject matter jurisdiction” before the jury returned. Judge Jennifer Dorow recalled the jury. Brooks made a series of requests for documents; Doru said they were noted and dismissed.

The decision was made on Wednesday After a 23 day trial saw that the defendant who defended himself was thrown out of the courtroom several times for disorderly conduct.

He attacked the credibility of witnesses on the stand, offered frivolous rebuttals and at one point went on a 50-minute rant claiming he had a conflict of interest and he “couldn’t face his accuser.”

WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS FARM: Jury begins deliberations in Darrell Brooks trial

Darrell Brooks Jr. looks down as Judge Jennifer Dorow reads dozens of guilty verdicts after jury deliberations in the Waukesha Christmas parade shooting trial.

Darrell Brooks Jr. looks down as Judge Jennifer Dorow reads dozens of guilty verdicts after jury deliberations in the Waukesha Christmas parade shooting trial.
(FOX6 News Milwaukee)

The paradegoers who killed Brooks on Nov. 21, 2021, were 8-year-old Jackson Sparks; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; LeAnna Owen, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

“Burn in hell,” someone shouted from the gallery before the jury reached a verdict on Dorow’s third-degree murder charge. The judge ordered him out of the room.

Dorow took about half an hour to read all of the jury’s decisions. He then thanked the jurors, dismissed them, and returned guilty verdicts on all 76 counts.

Dorow set a hearing for Monday at 1 p.m. and asked both sides to estimate how long they would have to submit their sentencing submissions. The judge said a sentence would be issued at a later date. Brooks faces up to life in prison.

“It’s not surprising,” California defense attorney Lara Yeretsian told Fox News Digital after the hearing. “If Brooks hadn’t cheated, he must have known this trial wasn’t going to end well for him.”

GALLERY: Darrell Brooks’ courtroom antics

Jurors entered deliberations Tuesday night and asked for several exhibits: a map showing the victims’ locations and police officers during the attack; Photo of Erica Patterson, Brooks’ ex-girlfriend; and surveillance video showing members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies being hit by an SUV in the attack.

Brooks objected. Judge Doru denied it.

Darrell Brooks Trial: ACCUSED’S BREAKDOWN OF JURY IN WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS FARM TRIAL Jury selection has begun.

Darrell Brooks tries to get the court's attention during his trial in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as he appears via video from an adjacent courtroom due to continuous interruptions by Waukesha County District Court Judge Jennifer Dorou.

Darrell Brooks tries to get the court’s attention during his trial in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as he appears via video from an adjacent courtroom due to continuous interruptions by Waukesha County District Court Judge Jennifer Dorou.
(Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Jurors adjourned at 8 p.m. and resumed Wednesday morning.

In her closing arguments Monday, Waukesha District Attorney Sue Oper said Brooks had a “complete disregard for human life” and that “overwhelming evidence” was presented in court in favor of a conviction.

“Nobody should have been hurt that day if they had stopped driving,” he said.

Front-end damage to the red Ford Escape Waukesha SUV used by Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks to run down revelers last year.  Jurors were allowed to view the van inside the courthouse.

Front-end damage to the red Ford Escape Waukesha SUV used by Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks to run down revelers last year. Jurors were allowed to view the van inside the courthouse.
(FOX6 News Milwaukee)

In his closing argument, Brooks asked the jury to disagree and let him off the hook.

“I don’t think you know the truth about being a jury of your rights and responsibilities,” he said. “You and only you have the power, not a well-prepared DA with well-prepared and well-prepared speeches, exhibits, lots of theatrics. Honestly, not a judge. You and you alone have the power. You have and you have. Only you decide what is true and what is not.”

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow issued a warning to defendant Darrell Brooks on October 5, 2022 in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow issued a warning to defendant Darrell Brooks on October 5, 2022 in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
(Pool via Scott Ash/Now News Group)

There is Brooks history of criminal behavior — and a criminal record — stretching back to 1999, the 50-page rap sheet includes domestic violence, child sex crimes, drugs and more. involved.

Brooks is a registered sex offender in Nevada. He was convicted of obstructing an officer in 2005 and 2003. In 2002, he was charged with another felony marijuana-related charge. In 2010, Brooks pleaded no contest to charges that he strangled a woman after allegedly assaulting her during a dispute over phone calls. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor bail jumping and marijuana charges. A year ago, Brooks pleaded guilty to marijuana-related charges and resisted arrest.

Here's a list of several photos from Waukesha over the years showing suspect Darrell Brooks.

Here’s a list of several photos from Waukesha over the years showing suspect Darrell Brooks.
(Waukesha Police/AP)

Still, a Milwaukee judge freed him on $1,000 just days before the attack after he allegedly used the same SUV to run over the mother of his child during a domestic dispute. While Brooks was dealing with those charges, he was out on bail for illegally firing a handgun during an altercation with his nephew. There were no casualties in this incident.

Darrell Brooks looks on for the prosecution as a debate rages over a Reddit post by someone claiming to be a juror who leaked information critical of Waukesha County officials during his trial in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Wednesday.

Darrell Brooks looks on for the prosecution as a debate rages over a Reddit post by someone claiming to be a juror who leaked information critical of Waukesha County officials during his trial in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Wednesday.
(Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

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In Brooks’ first speech behind bars last year, he told Fox News Digital that he felt “demonized” and “demoralized” after his arrest.

Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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