Waukesha Christmas Parade: Darrell Brooks withdraws not guilty plea by insanity

Posted at 4:31 PM, September 9, 2022 and last updated 8:15 PM, July 13, 2023

By Madison Goldbeck, Katie Crowther

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WTMJ) — The man accused in the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack, Darrell Brooks, withdrew his plea of not guilty by insanity in court on Friday.


Brooks also requested to reschedule the current jury status hearing, because he is suffering from a tooth abscess. Judge Jennifer Dorow rescheduled it for Monday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.

Friday’s hearing started 30 minutes late after officials were trying to get him out of his jail cell.

Brooks faces 77 counts, which is down from the 83 counts originally filed against him. His trial will begin in October.

This story was originally published Sept. 9, 2022 by WTMJ in Milwaukee, an E.W. Scripps Company.