Defense: Suspected killer of 2 officers 'shot them both'


Luis Bracamontes, who immigrated illegally to the US and whose own lawyer acknowledged that he shot and killed two Sacramento-area sheriff deputies, vowed to break out of prison soon and kill more officers, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Monroy is also facing charges relating to the deaths of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis.

Bracamontes didn't help his case, though, when he interrupted the proceeding by basically bragging about the killings, only offering regret that the violence stopped when it did.

The defendant, Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, called one of the officers a "coward" and said, "I wish I had killed more of the mother--s".

"I will break out soon, and I will kill more", he said, "and whoever f-ing gets in front of me, just like that". "There's no need for a [expletive] trial", Bracamontes said, reported the Sacramento Bee.

The jury was immediately excused. Bracamontes (pronounced Braa-kamont-eez) was described by a defense-appointed psychiatrist during an examination into his mental fitness to stand trial as suffering from a delusional disorder characterized by "grandiose" and "bizarre" thoughts.

"Let me be clear and up front", defense lawyer Jeffrey Barbour said.

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White ruled the trial would continue, though he did have to dismiss the jury during one of Bracamontes' outburts.

The judge threatened to have Bracamontes removed from the courtroom if the outbursts didn't stop. Bracamontes directed some of his cursing toward his brother on the stand as he was removed from the courtroom.

In addition to killing both deputies, Bracamontes shot a motorist in the head to steal his auto and wounded another police officer before fleeing with his wife and an assault-style rifle in different cars. He will get the death penalty or life in prison if the jury convicts him. The drug could have made him paranoid. His 41-year-old wife, who is an American citizen, is accused of assisting Bracamontes and faces life in prison.

Bracamontes even wrote a suicide note, saying: "Forgive me, God".

Bracamontes is accused of killing two deputies on October 24, 2014, and Brown is scheduled to testify about the beginning of the rampage in the Motel 6 parking lot near Arden Fair Mall. But Bracamontes was seated at the table with waist chains and his arms shackled beneath the table, an outgrowth of his numerous outbursts during court hearings that have included his confessions that he is guilty and his threats to kill more officers.

Bracamontes appeared in handcuffs beside his attorney at the Sacramento County Superior Court, with two bailiffs directly behind him.