Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more cops
An undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern California police officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.
Luis Bracamontes, a 37-year-old from Mexico who has entered the United States illegally on multiple occasions, is currently standing trial for the murders of Sacramento sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer sheriff's Deputy Michael Davis Jr., according to the Sacramento Bee.
The suspect, who has admitted to both murders multiple times, laughed in court as prosecutors described his brutal crime spree, which began in a Motel 6 parking lot and ended after a six-hour chase.
"I wish I had killed more of the motherf-----s," he told the court with a smile. "I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me."
After briefly removing the jury during the chilling outburst, Judge Steve White warned Bracamontes, "you will not disrupt this trial, you will not speak out. If you do, you will be removed from the courtroom."
Bracamontes' attorneys claimed that the outburst was evidence that their client is unfit to stand trial and asked Judge White to reconsider the defendant's mental competency.
White ruled that the trial would continue despite Bracamontes' behavior.
Bracamontes, who is charged with killing both deputies, shooting a motorist in the head to steal his car and wounding another deputy, could face the death penalty if he is convicted.
His 41-year-old wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, an American citizen, faces life in prison if she is found guilty of assisting him.