PLACER COUNTY, Calif. – A reprobate cop killer interrupts court proceedings and smirks continuously as a California jury issued a death sentence Tuesday.
Illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes smiled and smirked as the jury handed him a death sentence following his conviction in the 2014 killing of two sheriff’s deputies, Danny Oliver and Michael Davis Jr. However, rather than fuming at the degenerate convicted killer—who said he’d kill more if given the opportunity—the deputies’ families gave the cold-blooded killer a taste of his own medicine.
“I was smiling back at him purposely,” Jeri Oliver, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver’s mother, told The Sacramento Bee after court. Debbie McMahon, the mother of fallen Placer County Sheriff Detective Michael Davis Jr., agreed “to smile at him for a change.”
The convicted murderer made headlines during his trial in January when he smiled and went into a profanity-laced rant in court, saying, “I wish I had killed more of the mother——-s,” and promised to “kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me … There’s no need for a f—ing trial.”
He also shouted in court that he was guilty and asked to be put to death. The defense tried to convince the judge to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
After hours of deliberation Tuesday, a Sacramento Superior Court jury ruled that Bracamontes will get what he asked for and receive the death penalty for his heinous crimes.
Bracamontes should make Gov. Jerry Brown proud. The political proponent of illegal immigration has made a case like this all too common in California.
As the verdict was being read, the illegal immigrant from Mexico was silently clapping and smiling, sometimes at the families of the slain deputies, The Sacramento Bee reported.
He’s a despicable and evil human being and the death penalty is totally appropriate.
– Placer Sheriff Devon Bell
Bracamontes went on a multi-county killing rampage in 2014, murdering Oliver and Davis.
The ruling comes just days after Janelle Monroy, his wife, was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for helping her husband murder the deputies. The jury dismissed her argument last month that she feared Bracamontes would kill her if she did not help him.
“Ms. Monroy, you did not start this reign of terror, but you joined in immediately after as an active participant,” Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White said, according to The Sacramento Bee.
She did not commit a crime with the devil. She married him.
– Sacramento prosecutor Rod Norgaard
Monroy, 41, willingly moved her husband’s rifle from vehicle to stolen vehicle after he killed Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and before he killed Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. hours later, prosecutors said.
Monroy is a U.S. citizen while Bracamontes is a Mexican citizen who repeatedly entered the United States illegally. President Donald Trump has cited his case to illustrate problems with the nation’s immigration policy.
“She did not commit a crime with the devil,” Sacramento prosecutor Rod Norgaard said. “She married him.”
Family members and law enforcement officials were reluctant to speak out during the trial. However, on the verdict day many finally voiced their views. As a result, it is apparent they view Bracamontes actions as theatrics.
“He’s a coward,” said Oliver’s sister, Phyllis Sylvia.
“I feel free to say it now. He’s a despicable and evil human being and the death penalty is totally appropriate,” Placer Sheriff Devon Bell told the Bee.
Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones said the verdict “is a step along the road toward justice.”
We are very grateful for the jury’s decision to sentence Luis Bracamontes to death for the murders of Det Michael Davis Jr. & Dep Danny Oliver. It is a just decision fitting for his crimes.
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) March 27, 2018
Despite the sentence, however, it remains to be seen whether Bracamontes will actually be put to death. The last time California executed an inmate was in 2006. An average waiting time for the execution is nearly 18 years due to legal challenges to the state’s methods of execution.
The convicted cop killer will return to court in late April for a formal sentencing by the judge. Families of the killed officers will address the court and Bracamontes.