I want Darrell Brooks dead after he took aim at my granddaughter, 16, in Waukesha parade car ramming

A TEENAGER froze "like a deer in the headlights" and came face-to-face with Waukesha parade suspect's red SUV barreling towards her.

Her boyfriend's mom pushed her out of the way at the last second, the 16-year-old's grandma Judy Daniels told The Sun.

"If she didn't push my grand baby out of the way she would've been another victim," Daniels said.

"But that maniac took her purity," she told The Sun. "She had the promise of the world, and it stolen from her."

The protective grandmother recalled the incident after the driver Darrell Brooks, 39, was arraigned Tuesday evening on five counts of intentional homicide.

During the court appearance, the prosecution said a sixth victim – Jason Sparks eight – succumbed to his injuries and sixth count will be added Friday or early next week.

The Waukesha Police Department named the victims on Monday as Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

The teenager's grandma sat three rows behind Brooks in the courtroom as the judge set bail at $5 million.

Several victims' families were in attendance, but Brooks' mom or family were no-shows.

In an exclusive interview, Brooks' mom broke her silence through a family spokesperson.

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She called 911 when she saw her red SUV on the news speeding through the Waukesha Christmas parade and "wants each victim of her son's actions to know that her thoughts and prayers are with them."

Meanwhile, prosecutors read through the amateur rapper's criminal history that spanned two decades and three states.

Brooks hung his head and appeared to sob as the judge said each count carries a maximum of life in prison.

Daniels said she had no sympathy for his "fake tears."

"He looked me dead in the eye, and I looked into his. There wasn't a wet spot on that man's face," she said.

"My goal is to see him dead and I won't rest until I see that happen."

Daniels said her granddaughter wants to be a veterinarian and "has a love of all life."

"She's a go-getter," Daniels said. "And she was almost taken from us."


Officers later swooped at an address in Milwaukee where Brooks' SUV was parked in the driveway.

The front of the vehicle was crumpled right up to the windscreen with its bumper and license plate hanging off.

Some of Brooks' neighbors described the 39-year-old as odd, strange and suggested he must have "snapped" before allegedly carrying out the horrific parade attack.

One of Brooks' neighbors, who asked not to be identified, told The Sun that the 39-year-old "was always a little off."

"I didn't know him more than 'hi and bye' but I remember seeing that red truck parked there," they said.

Another neighbor, Ebony, claimed Brooks was seen in the neighborhood "talking to himself."

"He must've snapped," she said. "The whole thing is messed up but it doesn't surprise me."

Others told The Sun that they had seen him around the neighborhood but never interacted with him. Some said they didn't know who he was.

He was ultimately arrested on Sunday about five minutes from the parade route on an otherwise quiet suburban street.

Armored trucks rolled through the neighborhood, and police dressed in full gear roamed through backyards the night he was arrested, a neighbor exclusively told The Sun.

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