A judge decides on the defense motion in the case of the deadly 2021 Christmas parade in Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A judge on Friday refused to dismiss the case against a man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others when he allegedly drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in southern Wisconsin last year.

Public defenders sought to have the case against Darrell Brooks Jr. dismissed in Waukesha County Circuit Court based on a July search of the defendant’s jail cell.

His attorneys say the warrant for the search was deficient and that the action violated Brooks’ attorney-client privilege.

Judge Jennifer Dorow also rejected a motion to suppress some statements Brooks made to investigators after defense attorneys argued that Brooks continued to be questioned after stating he wished to invoke his right to remain silent.

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