The three-week trial for mass murderer Darrell Brooks was punctuated by his angry outbursts. Today, it was the victims' families’ turn.
As Judge Jennifer Dorow read Brooks his guilty verdict, a relative of one of the Waukesha Christmas parade victims roared out with righteous fury, suggesting that an eternal prison awaits the killer once he's finished his life rotting behind bars.
The man can be heard on video saying, "Burn in hell, you piece of s**t!"
Dorow quickly responded: "You are to be removed right now. You will not do that."
Although the man was quickly taken out of the courtroom, his sentiment remained.
On November 21, 2021, Darrell Brooks intentionally drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, striking 68 people and killing six.
Wednesday morning, the jury deliberated for three hours and 15 minutes before reaching its verdict. Jury members found Brooks guilty of all charges (76), including six counts of intentional first-degree murder.
CBS Chicago reported that each murder count carries a mandatory life sentence.
During the trial, Brooks had taken off his clothing, pretended to be someone else, and built a fort out of boxes. Upon hearing the verdict, his theatrics came to an end. After learning he would spend the rest of his life in jail, and after being reminded there might be a hell, he hung his head.