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71 New Charges Filed Against Waukesha Parade Suspect

Prosecutors have filed 71 new charges in their case against the suspect in last November's Waukesha, Wi., parade tragedy that left six people dead and dozens more injured, NPR reports. Darrell Brooks was previously charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide . Now, he is facing a total of 77 charges. The new charges, filed on Wednesday, include 61 counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, six counts of committing a hit and run causing a death, two felony charges of bail jumping and two counts of domestic abuse.

Children and elderly parade performers were among the more than 50 people seriously injured and killed at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. Brooks, 39, has not yet entered a plea on the earlier six homicide charges. Brooks was out on $1,000 cash bail when he allegedly drove "intentionally" into the parade, said Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson. Authorities have said there is no clear motive for the incident. Brooks' next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.


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