Darrell Brooks Jr., 40, appeared in Waukesha County Circuit Courtroom the place he is dealing with practically 80 expenses, together with six murder counts, in reference to the Nov. 21 incident in Waukesha. Brooks had modified his not responsible plea to not responsible by cause of psychological illness or defect in June.
Brooks provided little rationalization for his choice when questioned by Decide Jennifer Dorow, saying, “I’ve my very own explanation why.” He confirmed he had mentioned the change together with his attorneys.
After the announcement on the plea change, the protection requested that the jury standing listening to for Friday be rescheduled. The decide agreed and pushed the listening to to Sept. 19.
Final month, Dorow refused a protection movement to have the case in opposition to Brooks dismissed due to a July search of the defendant’s jail cell. Investigators and prosecutors have been in search of info associated to Brooks’ latest choice to alter his plea.
His attorneys say the warrant for the search was poor and that the motion violated Brooks’ attorney-client privilege.
In denying the movement, Dorow mentioned the paperwork seized, photocopied and return to the jail cell was not privileged materials.
Dorow additionally rejected a movement to suppress some statements Brooks made to investigators after protection attorneys argued that he continued to be questioned after stating he wished to invoke his proper to stay silent.