Mayor: Healing to be slow after parade crash
The mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin, says healing the wounds caused by a man who killed six and injured more than 60 when he plowed his car into the Christmas parade will be slow.
"It is horrendous to know that something like that — one of our beloved traditions — was turned into this," said Mayor Shawn Reilly.
He said healing will take time.
"It’s going to be time consuming," he said. "I mean, if you lost your mother, I’m going to tell you right now that next year on that same date, it’s going to be a tough day. If your child is injured…it’s not easy. It’s not going to be fast. We know that."
Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted.
His bail was set at $5 million, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 14.
Brooks is accused of speeding away from police and entering the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday night, refusing to stop even as an officer banged on the hood of his SUV. Another officer fired three shots into the vehicle, but it did not stop.