SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – A verdict has been reached in the trial of confessed cop killer Luis Bracamontes.
Luis Bracamontes has been found guilty of the murder of Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Det. Mike Davis, Jr.
His sentencing is set for March 5.
“Yay,” he said softly after first verdict read, looking at the victims’ families and jurors with slight smile.
“I’m going to kill more cops soon,” Bracamontes said as he was led away.
The undocumented immigrant is accused of murdering Oliver and Davis during a crime spree that also included carjacking and other shooting victims in October of 2014.
Bracamontes’ antics in the opening moments of the trial drew national attention. He calling one of the deputies who was wounded a coward, before yelling expletives while describing the fact that he killed the officers and didn’t regret it. Bracamontes also said he wished he would have killed more.
“I killed f***ing cops. They’re f***ing dead. I don’t f***ing regret that,” he said, while laughing.
President Donald Trump used Bracamontes’ words in a campaign ad in January to promote his border wall and immigration plans.
It was released on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration amid a government shutdown sparked by Democrats’ refusal to support a spending plan unless Republicans agreed to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
A separate jury is considering whether Bracamontes’ wife, Janelle Monroy, an American citizen, should be convicted of murder. She has contended that she was a victim of her abusive and paranoid husband who frequently used meth, marijuana and alcohol during a meandering journey across several western states, from their home in Utah to Sacramento.