WAUSAU, Wi. (WAOW) – The Waukesha parade massacre trial is over and Darrell Brooks has been found guilty on all counts.
After deliberating for about three hours, the jury was able to convict Brooks on all 76 charges. UW-Law School professor John Gross said the swift decision showed the evidence to be overwhelming and effective in the jury’s eyes.
“I suspect they saw in those videos that really show how Mr. Brooks was driving that car and the damage he caused,” Gross said. We have to think that those images helped flesh out his guilt.”
Gross said the case also set a new precedent for what happened 50 years ago.
In the case of Illinois v. Allen, judges can remove defendants from court, hold them in contempt of court, and even accuse them of causing confusion. The same precedent was used in removing Brooks from court.
Judge Jennifer Dorow, with the help of a technical judge, took the defendant to another room and showed the court that the microphone could be muted when things got out of hand.