Darrell Brooks is facing new charges for allegedly intimidating his longtime girlfriend whom he is accused of running over with the same vehicle used in the deadly Waukesha, Wisconsin, parade massacre weeks later.
The new charges, levied by prosecutors on Monday, include felony intimidation of a victim, felony intimidation of a witness, and bail jumping. Brooks, a 39-year-old with a lengthy criminal record, had already been charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and multiple misdemeanors, including battery and disorderly conduct for the alleged Nov. 2 attack on his ex-girlfriend, according to the Milwaukee Journal.
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Brooks posted bail Nov. 19 for $1,000, which the Milwaukee County district attorney called "inappropriately low" after Brooks was accused of ramming into a Waukesha parade days later on Nov. 23, killing six people and injuring dozens more. Brooks was taken into custody and charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection to the deaths of Jane Kulich, 52, Tamara Durand, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 81, Leanna Owen, 71, and Virginia Sorenson, 79. He is currently being held on $5 million bail. Brooks is slated to appear back in court Jan. 14. If convicted in the parade case, he faces life in prison.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, which filed the new charges against Brooks, alleges he attempted to manipulate his ex-girlfriend's testimony by offering to marry her and then threatening her. "You acting like you got so much motherf****** protection like you safe," he allegedly said. "B****, you on my motherf****** turf. Remember that.”
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His ex-girlfriend told authorities that Brooks knew a lot of people in Milwaukee whom he could employ to harm her, according to court documents, which note she suffered from a dislocated left femur and a fractured right ankle from the alleged attack. The woman previously claimed to be the mother of his child.