Accused cop killer now on trial

Luis Bracamontes is charged with murdering Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis Jr. during a crime spree that also included carjacking and other shooting victims in October of 2014

Luis Bracamontes is charged with murdering Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis Jr. during a crime spree that also included carjacking and other shooting victims in October of 2014

Luis Bracamontes, a 37-year-old from Mexico who has entered the United States illegally on multiple occasions, is now 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.

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

"I wish I had killed more of the motherf**kers", Bracamontes told the jury. "I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me... There's no need for a f*****g trial".

Bracamontes' verbal outbursts started again this week after proceedings in the trial began Tuesday with opening statements from attorneys, according to Sacramento media reports, forcing his removal from the courtroom and the possibility of the defendant viewing testimony from another location away from the courtroom.

But the judge was having none of it, noting that the issue already had been litigated in previous hearings and that if Bracamontes chooses not to help his lawyers that's up to him. "If you do, you will be removed from the courtroom", the Sacramento Bee reported. Barbour, his public defender, asked if the judge would reconsider Bracamontes' competency to stand trial, but the judge declined.

"Your motion is denied", White told Barbour.

"Mr Bracamontes is responsible for the deaths of Deputy Danny Oliver and the death of Detective Michael Davis", Barbour said.

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Bracamontes is a Mexican citizen who repeatedly entered the United States illegally. He also reportedly said he wished he would have killed more law enforcement officers as he smiled and laughed.

In addition to killing both deputies, Bracamontes shot a motorist in the head to steal his vehicle and wounded another police officer before fleeing with his wife and an assault-style rifle in different cars.

The widows of Davis and Oliver-Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver-were special guests at President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress last February.

He eventually crawled out of the house with a suicide note that asked God for forgiveness.

Separate juries are hearing the cases against the couple. "Please take me with you".

After a 15 minute recess, White allowed Bracamontes to remain in the courtroom after he was assured there would be no more outbursts.

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

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