Waukesha parade suspect agrees to mental health tests

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WKBT) — The man charged with driving his car through the Waukesha Christmas Parade agreed to undergo mental health evaluations.

Last week, Darrell Brooks changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental defect. The court originally appointed two doctors to conduct the evaluations, one recommended by the state and one by the defense.

The defense asked the court to remove the state’s recommendation because of a conflict of interest. The Judge agreed and appointed a new doctor recommended by the state. She appointed a third doctor.

The judge wants evaluation reports to be submitted in August. The trial is scheduled to start in October and last a month.

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