Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant and cop killer, finally went to trial for the 2014 murder of two Sacramento-area deputies. A crime he freely admits to.
Along with the two deputies, he shot a motorist in the head and wounded another deputy.
During the trial, he grinned and said… well… his only regret was “that I f***ing just killed two. I wish I killed more of those motherf***ers.”
This was part of a rant, during which the Judge instructed the jury to step out into the hallway. I don’t really see why… he was freely saying it, how would that cause an impartial jury?
The full rant: “I don’t f***ing regret that s***. Only thing that I f***ing regret is that I f***ing just killed two. I wish I killed more of those motherf***ers. … I will break out soon, and I will kill more. Whoever f***ing get in front of me, just like that. There’s no need for a f***ing trial.”
His public defender, Jeffrey Barbour, then tried to argue a case for mental illness, saying:
“Before you do that, may I be heard on one issue? Thank you. We believe these outbursts and inappropriate laughter are part of the mental illness that we talked about earlier. At this point, we would ask the court to reconsider its ruling on the 1368 motion we filed; or in the alternative, let us declare a doubt, another doubt, under penal code 1368.”
Judge White: “Your motion is denied. We’ll address this at a later time.”
Early last year, Barbour and Norm Dawson, the other public defender, requested that the trial be moved out of the county, stating that Bracamontes could not get a fair trial otherwise.
“There have been at least 289 news articles written about this case. There have been at least 476 television broadcasts. There have been over 1,500 internet hits and stories on this case. There have been political ads and political speeches featuring this case. … The extent of the coverage is comprehensive, all-encompassing and ongoing. … Mr. Bracamontes has been demonized in the local media. He is portrayed as an outcast, not only from this community and also from this state but from this country.”
The cop killer is from Mexico and is no stranger to crime and arrested — he’s also been deported TWICE! And people still think we don’t need a wall?
He’s facing life in prison and could get the death penalty…