American News Dec 1, 2021 6:14 PM EST

Waukesha massacre suspect says he feels 'demonized' after the parade attack

The Waukesha massacre suspect who's alleged to have deliberately drove a red SUV through the city’s parade route running over dozens of people told the media he feels like he’s being "dehumanized" in his first interview.

Waukesha massacre suspect says he feels 'demonized' after the parade attack
Nick Monroe Cleveland, Ohio

The Waukesha massacre suspect who's alleged to have deliberately drove a red SUV through the city’s parade route running over dozens of people told the media he feels like he’s being "dehumanized" in his first interview.

Fox News Digital got an exclusive interview with Darrell Brooks at the Waukesha County Jail. Not much was offered in the ways of immediate quotes other than he feels "like I'm being monster – demonized," over the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy that killed six people and injured 62.

The other highlight of the piece is the contrast between Darrell and his mother, Dawn Woods. Earlier in the day she released a response letter to media outlets to claim that her son suffered mental problems that he couldn’t get the treatment for.

"Darrell did not come from a bad family like many people have said. He came from a loving Christian family and is the grandson of ministers. Darrell has suffered from mental health issues since he was very young. In those years he received counseling and was on medication. When he became an adult a decision was made that he no longer suffered from a mental illness."

Before trying to explain his actions, the family of Darrell Brooks expressed their condolences over the Waukesha parade attack.

The Fox interviewers say that Brooks sobbed behind a pair of corrections officers when learning about his mother’s letter. He told them previously that he was "very close" with her.

In related news this week: the lawyer representing Darrell Brooks in two other ongoing Milwaukee County cases withdrew from being his counsel. The stated conflict of interest reasoning being the attorney knew people impacted by the Waukesha massacre.

In addition, local media reports reveal that the November 5th bail hearing for Darrell Brooks has gone missing from county records due to "technical issues."

The youngest Waukesha massacre victim, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, will be laid to rest in both public and private funeral ceremonies by the end of this week.

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