WAUKESHA, Wis. — The mom of the person accused of plowing his SUV into revelers at a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade is wracked with remorse for having bailed him out of jail simply weeks earlier, his ex-girlfriend informed The Publish on Wednesday.
Daybreak Woods needs she hadn’t posted the $1,000 bond for her son, Darrell Brooks Jr., after he was accused of punching the mom of his baby and deliberately putting her together with his automotive on Nov. 2, based on the lady.
“She’s wrecked that individuals had been killed because of this and she or he’s like, ‘I’m blaming myself, as a result of had I not bailed him out this wouldn’t have occurred,’” mentioned the ex, who requested to stay nameless out of concern for her and her son’s security.
The suburban Milwaukee resident, who additionally shares a baby with Brooks, mentioned she’s had little or no contact with the accused killer within the final 20 years, and that their son hasn’t interacted together with his dad since he was a child.
“He disappeared when my son was nearly three months previous,” she mentioned. “I’ve finished all of this by myself, raised my baby on my own.”
Days after he was launched from jail — on what Milwaukee County prosecutors now say was “inappropriately low” bond — Brooks allegedly barreled previous police barricades and onto the Waukesha Christmas parade route, the place he mowed down marchers and spectators.
Brooks, 39, has been charged with 5 counts of first-degree intentional murder for the Sunday rampage, which left six folks useless and scores extra injured. He faces a compulsory life sentence if convicted.
“After I noticed his image on-line I used to be like, ‘What the f–ok?,’” his ex informed The Publish.
“I used to be embarrassed sufficient to have him as the daddy of my baby beforehand, as a result of he wasn’t taking good care of him,” she mentioned, “What do you suppose I’m now? Mortified.”
The distraught lady mentioned she is disgusted by Brooks’ actions and her connection to him, including: “I want I might substitute him because the individual I had a son with, however I can’t.”
“I’m sickened by it, clearly devastated, can’t sleep,” she mentioned. “I’ve been donating and saying prayers and doing all the pieces that I can.”
“What’s hurting me extra is he shares DNA with my baby.”
Brooks has a prolonged rap sheet and has been criminally charged no less than 16 instances since 1999 in Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada, based on authorities and information.
His ex mentioned she came upon a few years in the past that Brooks has bipolar dysfunction, and his twin sister, Ebony, died in 2014 of an sickness — probably diabetic shock.
Although she’s had little to do with Brooks since giving start to their son, the lady mentioned she nonetheless sometimes speaks to his mom, who “has by no means condoned any of his unhealthy habits.”
“She’s at all times condemned all the pieces that he’s finished … even weed possession, she’s by no means condoned,” the ex mentioned. “She’s at all times been very resolute on, ‘It is advisable do higher. It is advisable do proper. This isn’t how I raised you.’”