US authorities announced Tuesday that a child who was injured Sunday when a driver drove his car into a crowd attending a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, died of his injuries, bringing the death toll to six and 62 injured.
Deputy Attorney General Susan Ober said during the court appearance of Daryl Brooks Jr., 39, that the indictment against the two accused, which specifically includes five counts of premeditated murder, will be added to a similar sixth charge after the child’s death.
“Unfortunately, I would like to inform the court that we have become aware of the death of another child in this case,” Uber said, noting that the Public Prosecution Office would therefore bring a sixth charge against the accused.
And Brooks is accused of intentionally driving his SUV at high speed, a crowd of people who were attending or watching the city’s annual Christmas parade.
The accused kept his head low during the nearly full-length hearing, and at times appeared to cry.
“There are no words to describe the risks this defendant poses to society, not only the risk of his escape but also the danger of his violent past,” Uber added, and subsequently asked the court to post a $5 million bail in exchange for his parole.
The motives of the accused are still unknown, but the authorities ruled out on Monday that there was a terrorist motive behind his act.