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A child injured Sunday by a driver who threw his car into a crowd of a Christmas parade in Wisconsin has died, bringing the death toll to six dead and at least 62 injured, announced on Tuesday the authorities during the appearance of the accused. & nbsp;
Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, is being prosecuted for five intentional homicides, and a sixth charge is about to be added, Assistant District Attorney Susan Opper said.
He is accused of intentionally launching his SUV vehicle in a crowd participating in or attending the annual parade in Waukesha, a small town near Milwaukee.
He appeared before a city court judge, who formally set out the five charges that weighed against him and who are each punished with life imprisonment.
“I would unfortunately like to report to the court that we have learned of the death of another child in this case,” Ms. Opper said, indicating that a sixth charge would be announced soon. & Nbsp;
The accused kept his head down for most of the hearing, appearing to sob at times. & nbsp;
“There are no words to describe the risks that this accused poses to the community, not only the risk of flight, but the dangerousness of his past of violence,” said Ms. Opper, asking for a bond of 5 million dollars.
His motives are unknown, but authorities on Monday ruled out a terrorist motive.
Darrell Brooks Jr. has a heavy judicial past. He has been involved in a dozen cases since 2000 in three US states, according to the prosecution.
In 2020, he was notably charged with endangering others after shooting his nephew during an altercation. & nbsp;
A few days before the tragedy, he had been released on bail after being prosecuted for domestic violence by paying 1000 dollars.
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