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Jury finds Mexican national Luis Bracamontes guilty of killing two Northern California deputies

February 11, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Jury finds Mexican national Luis Bracamontes guilty of killing two Northern California deputies

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Jury finds Luis Bracamontes guilty of murdering two deputies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Mexican national in the United States illegally was found guilty on Friday in the slaying of two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national debate on immigration law.

A jury convicted Luis Bracamontes in the 2014 shooting deaths of Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver.

In addition. Bracamontes also was convicted of several other counts including attempted murder, carjacking, and weapons offenses, The Sacramento Bee reported.

As the verdict was read in court, Bracamontes responded with a faint “Yay,” and with a small smile, proceeded to stare around the courtroom at the jurors and the victims’ families.

Bracamontes later responded: “I’m going to kill more cops soon,” as court officers escorted him from the heavily secure courtroom.

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for Bracamontes when the penalty phase commences on March 5th.

During several previous courtroom outbursts, Bracamontes has repeatedly yelled out that he killed the deputies and “wished he had killed more.”

“I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me … There’s no need for a f—— trial,” Bracamontes said during another episode.

Defense attorneys had argued that their client wasn’t fit to stand trial because he suffered from mental illness and was high on methamphetamine at the time of the shootings.

However, a judge ruled Bracamontes was competent to stand trial and he ultimately refused to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, the Associated Press reported.

Bracamontes is a Mexican national who has repeatedly entered the United States illegally.

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