Darrell Brooks Jr., the man accused of killing six people after using an SUV to plow into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is now trying to plea that his mental state makes him unfit to stand trial.
On Monday, Brooks’ lawyer announced that he is going to plead “not guilty by mental disease or defect,” a marked change from his simply “not guilty” plea entered in February, according to Fox News.
Brooks has been charged with 83 counts related to the holiday tragedy and is specifically facing six counts of first-degree homicide. Every one of those counts carries a life sentence if he is convicted.
Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow also denied a petition to move the location of Brooks’ trial and smacked down the suggestion to bring in jurors from outside the county.
Social media responded to the change in plea with very little sympathy:
— LULU 🍊 (@cubanita356) June 21, 2022
Let him out & see how fast it cures itself
— 🇺🇸NO MORE BANKER WARS (@Okieconservati1) June 21, 2022
Yeah!!? He’ll get it too.
— Robin Ward (@RobinWa24859993) June 21, 2022
Why hasn’t he been charged w a hate crime?
— Dee2021 (@Dee202114) June 21, 2022
Can we just agree as a society, anyone who commits any mass murder has some level of mental instability and that should not be a valid defence? pic.twitter.com/WOQBEUrsr2
— Roasted Squirrel (@LogicSquirell) June 21, 2022
Well, since he wants to lie about that in a cowardly effort to save his sorry hide, perhaps he should be caused to become genuinely insane for the rest of his pre-Hell life, then?
People are going to live with the holes in their hearts for the rest of their lives.
— The Lionheart (@The_Lionheart) June 21, 2022
Would a normal person plow their car into a parade to kill people?
— D Weez (@zrs9504) June 21, 2022
If that plea works all leftists will be able to get away with murder
— Joshua (@whipsaw31) June 21, 2022
Of course he is…
— TrekWater88 (@CitizenCanvas) June 21, 2022
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