Death penalty for Bracamontes, says juryBy: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
The trial of convicted cop killer Luis Bracamontes has concluded with a jury ruling today in favor of the death penalty.
Bracamontes’ wife, Janelle Monroy’s time behind bars was determined in a
Convicted of murder in the shooting deaths Oct. 24, 2014, of Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. in Auburn and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver in Sacramento, Bracamontes chose to stay away from final arguments on Monday in front of a six-man, six-woman Sacramento County Superior Court jury. During the trial, he made several outbursts in court, yelling threats and admitting he murdered the two.
Monroy, 41, was sentenced Friday to a 25-years-to-life prison term for her part in the murder-carjacking spree, plus another 24-year term to be served before that. While not wielding the murder weapons in either killings, Monroy was prosecuted as an accomplice of her husband’s.
The couple drove from their home in
The death penalty verdict sets up a customary series of appeals before a final decision on the case is resolved.