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Suspect in Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy will stand trial

Darrell Brooks faces a total of 77 charges related to the November attack, including six counts of homicide.

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The man accused of killing six people at the Waukesha Christmas Parade will stand trial.

Darrell Brooks faces a total of 77 charges related to the November attack, including six counts of homicide.

The court commissioner needed to decide if there was probable cause that Brooks committed a felony to stand trial, and the commissioner said there was ample evidence that he did.

Brooks did not waive his right to a hearing, so the state called a Waukesha police detective to testify.

Detective Thomas Casey said he was one of 30 officers in uniform working the parade route.

Casey said he saw a red Ford SUV coming down Main Street with a horn beeping.

Casey said barricades were set up, and at one point, he stepped in front of the SUV and yelled at the driver, who he identified as Brooks, to stop.

The detective testified Brooks did not stop, but he kept going and sped up through the parade crowd.

Casey said Brooks drove in a zig-zag pattern as fast as 40 to 50 mph, striking 61 people, killing six of them.

Brooks is scheduled to be back in court next month for his arraignment.