Undocumented immigrant found guilty in slaying of two deputies

Undocumented immigrant found guilty in slaying of two deputies




A person within the nation illegally who killed a pair of California deputies cheered upon receiving his responsible verdict and vowed to kill once more as he was escorted from the courtroom.

A Sacramento jury on Friday convicted Luis Bracamontes within the 2014 slayings of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. He was additionally discovered responsible of tried homicide, carjacking, weapons violations and different crimes.

“Yay,” he mentioned with a slight smile after the decision was introduced. “I’m going to kill extra cops quickly.”

Prosecutors are looking for the dying penalty for Bracamontes, who has repeatedly threatened the jurors, his authorized crew and the choose over the course of his trial. The 37-year-old Mexican citizen has additionally requested to be executed and admitted to killing the deputies on a couple of event.

Bracamontes spent a lot of his trial with a smile on his face, usually instances breaking out into giggles because the prosecutors detailed his violent tear on Oct. 24, 2014.

Investigators mentioned his crime spree started in a Motel Six, the place he shot and killed Oliver within the car parking zone. Bracamontes and his spouse, Janelle Marquez Monroy, then led police on an hours-long chase via Placer County and into Auburn — the place the crime spree got here to violent finish.

A separate jury is contemplating whether or not Monroy, an American citizen, must be convicted of homicide. Her legal professionals have argued she’s the sufferer of an abusive and paranoid husband.

This picture launched by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Division exhibits Deputy Danny Oliver who was considered one of two regulation enforcement officers shot and killed in two Northern California counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken into custody in Auburn,Calif. after he allegedly shot and killed Oliver, and wounded a bystander earlier than driving to Auburn the place he shot and killed Placer County Sheriff’s Murder Detective Michael David Davis Jr., and wounded Placer County deputy Jeff Davis. Marquez was finally captured and brought to a hospital to be handled for accidents earlier than he being booked into jail. (AP Photograph/Sacramento County Sheriff’s Division) (AP) On this undated handout picture is Placer County Sheriff’s Murder Detective Michael David Davis Jr., who was considered one of two regulation enforcement officers shot and killed in two Northern California counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken into custody in Auburn,Calif. after he allegedly shot and killed Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver, and wounded a bystander earlier than driving to Auburn the place he shot and killed Davis and wounded Placer County deputy Jeff Davis. Marquez was finally captured and brought to a hospital to be handled for accidents earlier than he being booked into jail.( AP Photograph/Placer County Sheriff’s Dept.) (Nameless/AP)

Placer County Sheriff’s Murder Detective Michael David Davis Jr. and

Public defenders Jeffrey Barbour and Norm Dawson, who declined to remark following the decision, argued Bracamontes was mentally sick and excessive on methamphetamine when the lethal spree unfolded. Additionally they contended that anti-immigrant sentiment sparked by President Trump made it unlikely their shopper would obtain a good trial.

On the anniversary of his inauguration, Trump’s reelection marketing campaign aired a 30-second advert that includes Bracamontes. It accused the Democrats of being “complicit” within the slayings of regulation enforcement officers by these within the U.S. illegally.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones mentioned Bracamontes’ immigration standing doesn’t change the character of his actions following the responsible verdict.

“The truth that he’s an unlawful alien or an undocumented immigrant, been eliminated 4 instances, that doesn’t make him evil,” he mentioned. “He’s evil as a result of he’s a despicable human being that simply occurs to be right here illegally.”

A jury will start to deliberate whether or not or not Bracamontes will obtain the dying penalty throughout a listening to slated for March 5.