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Waukesha Christmas parade killer Darrell Brooks claims his words are worth ‘a pretty penny’

Waukesha Christmas parade killer Darrell Brooks claims his words are worth ‘a pretty penny’

During a bizarre jail interview, the insane man who killed six people when he plowed a car into the Waukesha Christmas parade tried to extort money from The Post.

Darrell Brooks hid from an iPad’s camera inside his cell in the Waukesha County jail during a video “televisit” with The Post just two days before he was sentenced to six consecutive life terms in prison on Wednesday.

Waukesha Christmas parade killer Darrell Brooks claims his words are worth ‘a pretty penny’

With Brooks out of the frame, the camera showed a ranting man in an adjacent cell, who stared and squinted to get a look at the reporter. “Nobody’s gonna talk to you, clout chaser!” the man yelled.

After remaining silent for 15 minutes, Brooks, 40, suddenly spoke up — in the third-person — while posing as a “family friend.”

“If you wanna talk to Mr. Brooks … you’re gonna have to send a check to Mr. Brooks,” he declared.

“I would have to ask him [how much], but I’m sure it’s going to be a pretty penny. I don’t think that’s fair to him to give free interviews and he’s not getting compensated for it.

The suspect vehicle after ramming through the crowd.
The suspect vehicle after ramming through the crowd.

“The only thing I can say is, if you want to interview, you’re going to have to pay. You have a great day. God bless you,” he said before going silent for the remainder of the 25-minute video call.

The Post does not pay for interviews.

Later, Lt. Pierre Burgess from Waukesha County’s Jail Division reviewed the video footage and confirmed that Brooks was alone in his cell for the duration of the call.

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the atrocious Wisconsin massacre in which Brooks mowed down more than 60 people with his Ford SUV.

Brooks, who represented himself during his October trial, alternated between being insane, menacing, and even apologetic. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorrow was so disturbed by his scowling that she escorted him to a different courtroom.

Brooks has been bipolar since he was 12 years old, according to his family.

Prior to the bloodshed, Brooks had called for violence against cops and white people on his social media. In rap songs he made, Brooks also reportedly called himself a “terrorist” and a “killer in the city.”

Darrell Brooks gives his closing remarks in court on Nov. 16.
Darrell Brooks gives his closing remarks in court on Nov. 16.

After sentencing, Brooks wept, “I want you to know that not only I am sorry for what happened, I am sorry that you cannot see what is truly in my heart and the remorse in my heart.”

Relatives of the four women, one man and 8-year-old boy he killed weren’t buying Brooks’ apologies.

“Brooks will never hold his grandson, good. My family will never get the chance to hug my mom one last time. You murdered my mom. I’m asking the judge that you should be in prison without parole,” said Marshall Sorenson, the son of Virginia Sorenson, 79.

“You have the audacity to say your conscience is clear. That is why you hear the term monster, demon,” said Chris Owen, whose mom, Leanna Owen, 71, was killed while performing with the Dancing Grannies ensemble. “I know why you did this. You did this because you weren’t in a cage … All I can ask is that you rot, and you rot slow.”

source:summarybio.com