The man accused of murdering five after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade once pleaded with a judge that he was 'not some monster'.
Darrell Brooks, 39, has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide but more charges are expected to follow after an eight-year-old boy was named as his sixth victim Tuesday night.
Brooks was offered $5 million bail earlier on Tuesday when he appeared in court wearing a green-padded suicide prevention gown, sobbing as an attorney put her arm around his shoulders to comfort him.
And now, it has been revealed that in 2007, Brooks wrote to Nevada Judge Robert Perry to tell him that he was 'not some monster'.
It has been revealed that Darrell Brooks, 39, who has been accused of murdering five after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade, once previously pleaded with a judge that he was 'not some monster' during a separate incident in 2007
Court documents have revealed that in 2007, Brooks wrote to Nevada Judge Robert Perry to tell him that he was 'not some monster' (pictured), as part of a plea for leniency after he violated probation after he admitted molesting a 15-year-old girl in 2006
In 2006, Brooks (pictured at the time) was convicted in a Nevada court for statutory rape after he had sex with a minor. Brooks was 24 years old at the time of his conviction
Court documents obtained by the NY Post also showed that, asking for the judge to show leniency, Brooks said he had been diagnosed bipolar and manic depressive at the age of 12.
His plea to the Nevada judge came amidst repeated probation violations after he admitted molesting a 15-year-old girl in 2006.
At the time, he claimed not to have known that his victim had been under-16, going so far as to blame the victim for having 'fooled' him, in the court documents.
He had been arrested on September 28, 2006, and charged with statutory sexual seduction and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allegedly having sex with the teenager at an apartment in the city of Sparks.
The case was settled after he pleaded guilty to the first charge and was ordered not to contact the victim, her mother or her grandmother.
After failing to be placed in two separate post-release treatment programs, Books was released into a halfway house.
Terrifying video footage captured the moment Darrell Brooks, 39, plowed through the Christmas parade which had killed six victims and injured 62
While there, he was spotted meeting with his victim and reportedly contacted her multiple times over the phone using a stolen phone card from another Washoe County jail inmate - but was eventually released anyway.
Books then skipped the court case, forfeiting a $10,000 bond, and an active Nevada arrest warrant was still open for Brooks when he was arrested by Wisconsin police on Sunday.
It comes after GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding effort aimed at raising $5million toward bail for Brooks - who was arraigned in court on Tuesday.
Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin M. Costello set bail at $5million - a move that sparked anger considering Brooks’ violent past that includes convictions for felonies.
At the time of the Waukesha incident, Brooks was out on $1,000 bail after he was arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to run over the mother of his child with his car.
The GoFundMe page was initially posted by someone who identified themselves as James Norton of Waukesha.
Brooks was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide but more charges are expected to follow after an eight-year-old boy was named as his sixth victim Tuesday night
'On November 21st, 2021 our dear friend Darrell Brooks was arrested for allegedly driving his car into a parade, as someone who knows Darrell personally I can tell you that he would NEVER do such a thing and I know he is innocent of what he was charged with,' Norton wrote.
'Clearly there is more to the story the media is not telling us and I am seeking to raise the bail so Darrell can be released and speak his truth to his side of the story in this tragic situation that sees another black man behind bars in a purely political and racist trial.
'There is no excuse for this continued treatment of black Americans by prosecutors around the country, everyone must be presumed innocent until proven guilty and we ask that he be treated equally as anyone else in this country would be treated and he should be released until found guilty.'
The message ended with the hashtags #BLM, #IStandWithDarrell, #NoJusticeNoPeace, and #RacismIsReal.
A GoFundMe spokesperson told