This is the second in a two-part series about letters sent from Daryl Brooks, Jr. during his stay in Wisconsin prisons.
Waukesha, Wes. – First on the fox: Waukesha Christmas Parade suspect Daryl Brooks The son disclosed the details of his life and criticized the mother of one of his sons and hinted that he was unable to pay the child. the support Because he remained “incarcerated” in a letter sent to Wisconsin Judge In 2011 related to one of the paternity issues, Fox News learned.
Brooks, 39, sent two letters to court officials over the course of two years regarding the child support case for one of his children. In the first letter, it is Request another shot. He complained that he was treated unfairly.
The second, obtained by Fox News Digital by searching records, is longer — three pages total — and has been sent to a different official, the Waukesha County Court Judge, the Waukesha County Court Judge, asking the attorney not to return him to Waukesha Jail.
Brooks has three children, according to records and only one person knows him. Records showed that as of November 16, 2021, Brooks owed $41,239.36 in connection with his son’s paternity case.
He sent the second letter in late August or early September 2011—with his child support debts exceeding $17,300—from the Wood County Jail to Pieper and the court clerk, he wrote.
The letters offer a glimpse into the mind of a man who now faces six life sentences if convicted on all charges related to Waukesha Christmas The tragedy of the show on November 21, when he drove his dark Ford Escape SUV through a crowd of revelers. Six of the show’s goers died.
At the time, Brooks said he had been in prison since March and was serving an 11-month sentence, though he did not say why.
“I understand that [a] A note in Waukesha County due to a court proceeding attempted to appear by phone dated 12-3-10,” he wrote in a connected handwriting. He noted that the case concerned his son, whose name has been withheld by Fox News Digital, and says the last time he appeared in court , “given 45 days,” referring to a job search program and related facility.
“Since my release, I’ve had all kinds of personal and legal problems,” he explained.
Brooks wrote to the attorney that he had mental health issues for which he received SSI benefits, likely referring to Supplemental Security Income. He wrote that he had received these benefits since he was a child and “was considered disabled by the federal government”.
He continued, “The reason for stopping my entitlements is that I was in prison.” “My benefits were due to start again in May last year, at which time I would have been able to pay my support. This did not happen because I was incarcerated from February – 31 May last year.”
He added, “Every time you (sic) are imprisoned, your benefits are suspended… If you (sic) are aware of this process, [c]It takes months, or even years to recoup (sic) your benefits.”
He went on to say that the process was taking longer for him because his case “started and stopped on many occasions (sic)”.
Back on December 3, 2010, that was the first topic of the letter, Brooks told Pieper in the letter that he was out of town to visit one of his other children, his daughter, who was ill and needed kidney surgery.
“Needless to say, this has been a difficult time for me and my family,” he wrote, noting that he had “absolutely no knowledge” that he was supposed to attend a hearing that day, and said he only found out the morning before that it was from Supposed to be in court. He said he tried to come by phone.
Brooks then told the judge that he was back in Wisconsin because his daughter’s surgery was delayed – “because her mom doesn’t have insurance. How do you have 3 kids and you don’t have insurance?” he wrote.
He said that he was offered a job with his godmother and applied to enter a technical college, but both were held up due to his imprisonment.
“I am not trying to make excuses for myself for your honor,” he wrote. “I understand that I have a responsibility to advance my support.” “I just want the court to take into account that if I am given a few months on the streets to get my benefits, my support will be paid…”
He also asked the judge to consider his mental health.
“Because of this, I have always had trouble getting a functional reason (sic), they are always afraid to touch me. The worry is always my mental health and what I can and cannot do. The fact that I am a criminal does not help me nor your honor.”
Brooks wrote to the judge that he “never intended” not to be able to support his son.
“Yes I was unlucky to have the best hand in life, but it’s not my fault or anyone else’s fault. It’s life,” he said.
He added that he grew up in a broken home chosen by his father. [the] A bottle over his kids and couldn’t keep his hands away from Brooks’ mother.
“I am more committed than ever to taking care of my son,” he says. “I’m in his life, and he’s a smart, ambitious and wonderful kid.”
Judge asks Pieper for the opportunity to “prove that I can be the man my mother and God, and I also know I can be.”
He then asks the judge to release him so that he can provide for his family.
He wrote: “My family needs my help, your honor.” If I can release your honor and give me just a few months, I know I can push the ball in the right direction. I pray every day to be released to help my family before things fall apart.”
Pieper did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the letter.
On Tuesday, the mother of his son Fox News Digital said: She and Brooks dated for six months when she was a teenager. The woman, who requested that her name be withheld due to concerns about her safety, said she has barely interacted with Brooks in the past two decades.
“He was always in and out of prison – he wasn’t there,” she said. “I raised my son without him.”
She said that Brooks has come and gone from her son’s life, making sporadic attempts to have a relationship with him. She said the teen, who last saw Brooks a few years ago, was devastated by the massacre allegedly caused by his father.
Court papers related to the paternity case were filed recently on November 18 – three days before the show’s tragedy.
Child support issues for Brooks were also noted during his November 23 court appearance in connection with the horror. During the apparition, Brooks cried and at times audibly sobbed as District Commissioner Kevin Costello and Attorney General Susan Uber spoke, including when Uber announced that the sixth victim—the first child—had died of his injuries.
The six victims range in age from 8 to 81, and have been identified as Jackson Sparks, 8; Tamara Durand, 52 years old; Jane Kulich, 52 years old; Lana Owen, 71 years old; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm, 81.
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my very long career,” Costello said at the time.
On Wednesday, the Brooks family released a statement to Local news station CBS 58 Regarding the tragedy and the mental health of Brooks.
“We, the family of Daryl Brooks, want to offer our condolences to the families of those who have tragically fallen alive and all those injured as well as the Waukesha community. We are deeply saddened and our hearts torn apart by what happened on a day that was set aside for a community to celebrate,” the statement read. “Daryl has had mental health issues since he was very young… Instead of giving help and resources to combat the problem, a prison cell was given. Over and over again. When mental illness is not treated properly, a person becomes sicker and sicker. It doesn’t go away. Once a person becomes an adult.
He continues, “We don’t make excuses but we think what happened is because he didn’t get the help and resources he needed. Equipped institutions and trained staff are what we need as well as resources in communities with mental illness living.”
Brooks was charged with six first-degree murders and ordered to be held on $5 million cash bail. His current criminal attorneys declined to comment for this story, while a civilian attorney listed in the records could not be immediately reached.
Michael Ruiz of Fox News contributed to this report.