This is just the sort of immigrant Democrats would love to see in our country.
An illegal immigrant charged with killing two California deputies in 2014 cheered after being found guilty of murder and threatened “to kill more cops soon” as he was taken away.
The defendant, Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, was found guilty of the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings that killed Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. He now faces a potential death penalty.
Bracamontes smiled and softly said, “Yay,” after the first verdict was read. Later, as he was being taken out of the courtroom, he said, “I’m going to kill more cops soon.”
Bracamontes has had other outburst since his trial began on Jan. 16. He interrupted the court with a profanity-laced rant, calling one of the slain officers a “coward.”
“I wish I had killed more of the mother——-s,” Bracamontes told the court. He continued: “I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me. … There’s no need for a f—ing trial.”
Defense attorneys argued that Bracamontes was mentally ill and high on methamphetamine during the shootings and should be spared. But a judge found him competent to stand trial.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Bracamontes when the sentencing phase of his trial begins March 5.
Bracamontes, a Mexican citizen who repeatedly entered the United States illegally, has shouted in court that he is guilty and asked to be put to death. He has also threatened to kill his defense attorneys.
Family members of the victims didn’t speak to reporters after the hearing.
Pretty good act. If he had killed those two cops anywhere except California, they’d be looking for a vein to stick the needle in about now. But California executes a prisoner about as often as Democrats advocate for stronger immigration enforcement. The last inmate to get the hot shot in the Golden State was Clarence Allen in 2006.
Considering this guy’s attitude, they may make an exception in his case.
Many family members of victims of convicted cop killers don’t want the murderer executed. I wouldn’t want someone’s death on my hands either. But we don’t execute criminals to satisfy the loved ones of victims. An execution is a statement by society that these particularly heinous murders will not be tolerated.
Deterrence isn’t the issue. Justice is.