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A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of ramming his vehicle into the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas parade in Wisconsin on November 21, 2021.
The defendant, who will not be named per Daily Wire policy, was found guilty on all 76 charges related to the attack that killed six and injured 62 more. The defendant originally faced 83 charges, but Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow dropped six of those counts before the trial began, Fox 6 reported. An additional count was later dismissed as well, leaving 76 charges against the defendant, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
The trial has been marked by numerous outbursts from the defendant, including constantly interrupting the judge, removing his shirt during the trial livestream, taking off his shoe and threatening to throw it when officers were escorting him, and refusing to wear a suit as he had done so during previous hearings. Earlier this month, the defendant, who is defending himself, argued with a witness by claiming he no longer identified by his name.
The defendant was questioning Waukesha Police Detective Thomas Casey, who was at the parade and tried to stop the vehicle that crashed into the crowd. During his questioning, the defendant asked Casey to describe a “disturbance” he heard just before the attack, which resulted in the following exchange:
Casey: I heard a horn beeping, and then a Ford Escape came through the parade route, and you drove past me and wouldn’t stop and you continued driving through the parade route.
Defendant: Who is you?
Casey: [Suspect’s name], the defendant seated at the table.
Defendant: Uh, let the record reflect that I do not identify by that name nor do I know anybody by that name.
Judge Dorow: The objection is noted.
Just days later, the defendant demanded his case be dismissed because there were no victims present to face him, The Daily Wire reported.
“Where’s the injured party? Is the injured party present in court right now?” the defendant asked in court. “Can anyone, can anyone make a claim against me? Can you make a claim against me, your honor?”
“Do you know if anyone that can make a claim against me, your honor? Can anyone right now in court, anyone, make a claim against me?” he continued. “And because of that, your honor, the motion to dismiss should be granted based on that alone. There is no injured party in this matter. So, who makes the claim? Who?”
The defendant is accused of driving his red Ford Escape into the crowd gathered to watch Waukesha’s annual Christmas parade on November 21, 2021, ramming into dozens of parade watchers and killing six, including an 8-year-old boy.