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Jurors recommend death penalty for California cop killer Luis Bracamontes

March 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Jurors recommend death penalty for California cop killer Luis Bracamontes

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Death penalty recommended for convicted cop killer Luis Bracamontes

A jury has recommended the death penalty Tuesday for Luis Bracamontes who repeatedly entered the United States illegally before killing two Northern California deputies in a case that fueled the national debate on immigration.

The Mexican national was found convicted of murder in the 2014 shooting deaths of Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. He also was convicted of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons violations and other crimes.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White will hand down sentencing on April 25.

According to The Sacramento Bee, Bracamontes smiled and silently clapped his hands as the jury’s sentencing recommendation was read.

“He’s a coward,” said Phyllis Sylvia, Oliver’s sister.

During the trial, he was removed from the courtroom repeatedly for profane outbursts. When his guilty verdict was read, Bracamontes said he would “kill more cops soon.”

Republican President Donald Trump featured Bracamontes in a January ad accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.

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