Suspect in Deadly Waukesha Parade Crash Says in Interview He Feels 'Demonized' in Jail

The suspect in the horrific crash at the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, told reporters that he feels "demonized" since spending time in jail.

In an exclusive interview with WITI-TV from the Waukesha County Jail, Darrell Brooks, 39, stated that "I just feel like I'm being monster – demonized."

The reporters, who were the first journalists to have any contact with Brooks since the incident occurred, stated that he seemed surprised to have any visitors from the media.

On November 21, police said, Brooks drove through a police barricade in his Ford Escape SUV and began speeding through parade participants and the gathered crowd, causing people to scatter in terror.

Brooks was seen driving in a "zig-zag" pattern and swerving in an attempt to hit as many people as he could, according to police. Amateur video captured at the scene showed the SUV barreling into a group of people, police said.

Waukesha Attack Suspect Darrell Brooks
The suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack, Darrell Brooks, told reporters that jail has made him feel "dehumanized". Here, Brooks can be seen being led into the courtroom days after the attack. Mark Hoffman-Pool/Getty

In all, six people were killed and at least 62 were injured during the carnage. The deceased ranged in age from 8 to 81, with three being members of a senior group called the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

Brooks was arrested and charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and prosecutors have stated that additional charges are likely.

As the interview with WITI-TV continued, Brooks stated that he was upset because his mother had not come to visit him while he was behind bars, adding that he was very close with his mom but had not spoken to any other family members since his arrest.

However, his mother did release a statement on behalf of the Brooks family that offered condolences to the victims.

Over the years, Brooks has racked up felony charges of firearms, drug use, domestic abuse, and more, according to court documents. He was also a registered sex offender in Nevada and had also been charged with additional domestic violence in Georgia.

Authorities said his rap sheet was 50 pages long and that he had been released from custody on bail just two days before the deadly parade crash.

Brooks' bond has been set at $5 million, and if convicted on the murder charges, he could spend life in prison.

Newsweek has reached out to the Waukesha Police Department for comment.