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Man in US illegally who killed Calif. deputies sentenced to death

Luis Bracamontes was sentenced to death for killing Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis Jr.


Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff's deputy and a detective.

The Sacramento Bee reports Luis Bracamontes smiled during Wednesday's sentencing and was eventually tossed out of the court room for yelling. He was previously convicted for killing Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr.

Deputy Danny Oliver, left, and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr were killed by Luis Bracamontes in 2014. (Photo/Sacramento County Sheriff's Department/Placer County Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Danny Oliver, left, and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr were killed by Luis Bracamontes in 2014. (Photo/Sacramento County Sheriff's Department/Placer County Sheriff's Office)

The two men's family members and friends made emotional pleas and statements ahead of the sentencing.

The Bee reports former Placer County Deputy Chuck Bardo called Bracamontes a monster and a coward.

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

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