Self confessed and ‘unrepentant; cop killer, Luis Bracamontes, is seen smiling in the courtroom during opening statements.
An unrepntant, confessed cop killer on trial for the murder of two California officers seemingly lost interest in the hours of testimony detailing his alleged 2014 crime spree.
Luis Bracamontes added to his bizarre histrionics of the opening day when he went off in court: “F— it, I don’t wanna be here no more. F— the jury, too. And the dead cops, and their stupid f—ing families, too,” Luis Bracamontes said in his latest courtroom outburst.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White responded swiftly, ordering a pair of deputies to escort Bracamontes from courthouse, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“F— you, judge,” the murder suspect said as he was led from the room.
Undocumented immigrant who fatally shot two cops, vows to ‘kill more’ in court
Bracamontes, 37, has repeatedly admitted to murdering Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Detective Michael Davis Jr. during a daylong tear, which kicked off in the parking lot of a Motel 6 near the Arden Fair Mall on Oct. 24, 2014.
He and his wife, Janelle Marquez, then allegedly led officers on a chase through Placer County and into Auburn where the deadly spree came to a violent end.
“Mr. Bracamontes, you’ll see the rest of the trial from 5-tank,” Judge White said.
“F— you, judge,” the defendant replied as he was led away.
The judge later issued a formal ruling that Bracamontes remain out of court during the entire guilt phase of the trial, although he agreed to entertain defense motions to allow him back in if they are supported by enough evidence.
Bracamontes, who is in the country illegally, was passing through Sacramento on a trip from his home in Salt Lake City. He has been deported several times.
He was charged with killing both deputies, injuring another deputy, and shooting a motorist in the head so that he could steal his car.
Bracamontes and his wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, led police on a six-hour chase through Placer County and into Auburn, where the deadly spree came to a violent end. Monroy, 41, who is an American citizen, is accused of helping Bracamontes and faces life in prison.
The defendant’s latest outburst came on the sixth day of testimony in the death penalty case, during testimony from a deputy who was injured in the bitter gun battle.
Placer County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr. [left], and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver were both fatally shot on Oct 24, 2014 by Luis Bracamontes
Deputy Jeffrey Davis testified Wednesday how the officers drove into Bracamontes’ ambush, which left one his fellow officers dead. He recalled spotting the suspect with “what appeared to be two rifle slugs around his neck. I started shooting.”
“He is staring at me and he started to run,” he said. “After I got two shots off it wouldn’t fire anymore. At first I though my weapon had malfunctioned.”
But nothing was wrong with his firearm, Davis had been struck by Bracamontes’ gunfire, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“I saw blood everywhere,” he said. “I couldn’t pull the trigger. I couldn’t even tell you how many holes in my arm.”
Luis Bracamontes’ wife, Janelle Marquez Monroyn [photos L-R], has also been charged along with her husband Luis with killing Det Michael David Davis Jr
Bracamontes similarly interrupted proceedings with threats and profanities at the start of the trial. He spent his first day in court in a full grin, often times bursting out into fits of giggles.
The outburst, one of many from Bracamontes since his trial began last week, came on the sixth and most dramatic day of testimony in the death penalty case.
In previous court hearings, the defendant had variously threatened to kill his attorneys, more deputies and had to be restrained upon learning he could not fire his lawyers.
White cited the previous outbursts and threats when he issued a formal ruling Wednesday, barring Bracamontes from the courtroom for the entire guilt phase of his trial, according to the Sacramento Bee.
“His threats to jurors are taken seriously by this court,” White said, emphasizing the order was “necessary and unavoidable.”