Waukesha, Wisconsin: The mother of a man accused of planting his SUV in revelers at a Christmas parade in a Milwaukee suburb is sadly wrecked by After they released him on bail Just days ago, his ex-girlfriend told The Post on Wednesday.
“I was devastated because people were killed as a result and she says, ‘I blame myself, because if I had not saved him, this would not have happened,’” said the ex-lover, who asked not to be identified for fear. For her own safety and the safety of her son.
The Milwaukee resident, who also shares a child with Brooks, said she had had very little contact with the accused killer in the past 20 years, and that their son had not interacted with his father since he was an infant.
“He disappeared when my son was about three months old,” she said. “I did all this on my own, and raised my child myself.”
Days after he was released from prison – according to what Milwaukee County prosecutors now say is “inappropriately low” bail – Brooks allegedly crossed police barriers and onto the road to the Waukesha Christmas parade, where Cut the protesters and onlookers.
Brooks, 39, has been accused With five counts of first-degree murder in the Sunday Revolution, which It left six dead Dozens of wounded. He faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted.
His ex-girlfriend told The Post, “When I saw his picture online, I was like, ‘What the f-k? “.
“I was so embarrassed that I had him as a father to my child beforehand, because he wasn’t taking care of him,” she said. “What do you think I am now? I panicked.
The stunned woman said she was disgusted by Brooks’ actions and her relationship with him, adding, “I wish I could replace him as the one with whom I had a son, but I can’t.”
“I’m sick of it, and obviously broken, and can’t sleep,” she said. “I’ve been donating and praying and doing everything I can.”
“What hurts me the most is that he shares my child’s DNA.”
brooks Contains an extended rap sheet He has been charged with criminal offenses at least 16 times since 1999 in Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada, according to authorities and records.
His ex-wife said she found out two years ago that Brooks had bipolar disorder, and his twin sister, Ebony, died in 2014 from an illness — possibly morbid trauma.
Although she has had nothing to do with Brooks since she gave birth to their son, the woman said she still occasionally talks to his mother, who “has not condoned any bad behavior.”
The former said, “I have always condemned everything he did…even possession of weeds, it was never condoned.” “She’s always been very firm about, ‘You need to do better.’ You have to do right. This is not how I raised you. “