NBC 6 Exclusive: Mother of Cartrell Brooks speaks, Part 2

Published 02/06 2014 11:45PM

Updated 02/06 2014 11:58PM

"Why do I think he's not guilty of this? He don't have a record of this,” says Olinda Woolfolk. “It's no record of incest in the family."
While he's facing charges of incest and intentionally spreading HIV, Woolfolk says her son, Cartrell Brooks is not guilty.
"I understand he's made a mistake,” says Woolfolk. “I don't know if he's found guilty on it yet, but the way they've got it published and the way they've got it in the press. It's all over the world."
The mother of five says Brooks suffers with side effects of a brain aneurysm he had years ago, while in another jail.
"He had an aneurysm at Five Point Correctional Facility,” says Woolfolk. “They revived him back to life. I followed the ambulance from the jail house where he collapsed in the cell.
That's why Woolfolk says she doesn't believe that he intentionally spread HIV to sexual partners in Logansport, Louisiana.
And even if he did commit a crime, Woolfolk says it's because he's mentally unstable.
"And I know for a fact that my son was totally out of it,” says Woolfolk. “If you want to call it insane or crazy or whatever it is, I don't think my son is familiar with what's going on with his illness right now. He's not an educated kid."
Desoto Parish Detention Center Warden Dennis Reed can't disclose Brooks' medical history, but says Brooks is receiving proper medical treatment in jail.
Plus, he's been on good behavior and he's not being isolated from other inmates.
Woolfolk says until she gets proof, she's in her son's corner.
"He's innocent until proven guilty," says Woolfolk.
On Thursday, detectives working Brooks' case said no other victims have come forward.
Brooks is still facing one count of incest, two counts of intentional exposure of AIDS and two drug charges.

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