The spouse of an undocumented immigrant jailed for murdering two California officers will seemingly spend the remainder of her life behind bars for the position she performed in her husband’s 2014 crime spree.
Sacramento Superior Courtroom Choose Steve White sentenced Janelle Monroy to almost 50 years behind bars after jurors final month rejected her claims that she acted out of worry Luis Bracamontes would kill her.
“Ms. Monroy, you didn’t begin this reign of terror, however you joined in instantly after as an energetic participant,” White advised her, in response to The Sacramento Bee.
A Sacramento jury final month discovered Bracamontes responsible for the murders of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr.
He spent a lot of his trial with a smile on his face, at instances bursting into matches of giggles as prosecutors described his day-long tear on Oct. 24, 2014.
Investigators stated the crime spree started in a Motel Six, the place he shot and killed Oliver within the parking zone. Bracamontes and Monroy then led police on an hours-long chase by Placer County into Auburn — the place the spree got here to a violent finish.
Luis Bracamontes smiles as his responsible verdict was learn within the killing of two legislation enforcement officers, in Sacramento Superior Courtroom in Sacramento (Wealthy Pedroncelli/AP)
Bracamontes was found hiding in a residence not removed from the the place the shootout unfolded whereas his spouse surrendered to deputies on the scene.
Monroy’s legal professional, Pete Kmeto, described his consumer as a battered spouse earlier than the jury convicted her in February.
“She’s not the one who killed legislation enforcement officers,” Kmeto stated, emphasizing that she by no means as soon as pulled a set off.
She was discovered responsible of homicide and 9 different counts for her position in lethal incident, together with the capturing loss of life of Davis by her husband.
White sentenced her to 24 years and 10 months for quite a lot of counts to be served earlier than a 25 yr to life sentence for Davis’ homicide.