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Illegal Immigrant Tells Judge He Wished He Killed More (Video)

| by Jonathan Constante

An illegal immigrant who admitted to killing two Sacramento police officers laughed in court and told the judge his only regret was not killing more (video below).

Luis Bracamontes, 37, appeared in Sacramento Superior Court on Jan. 16 for the 2014 murders of Placer Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr. and Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Bracamontes laughed as prosecutor Rod Norgaard described his crimes to the courtroom. He then pledged to kill more people, prompting his lawyers to question his sanity.

"I wish I had killed more of the motherf**kers," Bracamontes said. "I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me ... There’s no need for a f**king trial."

"There was no need to prove all this s**t," Bracamontes said in another outburst, according to the Daily Mail. "I don’t f**king regret that s**t. The only thing I f**king regret is I only killed two."

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White briefly excused the jury from the courtroom and issued a warning to Bracamontes.

"You will not disrupt this trial, you will not speak out," White said. "If you do, you will be removed from the courtroom."

Public defender Jeffrey Barbour admitted that Bracamontes was guilty of shooting the police officers, but questioned his client's mental stability.

"Let me be clear and up front," Barbour said. "Mr. Bracamontes is responsible for the death of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis. He shot them both."

Barbour asked the judge to consider his client's mental competency, a motion that White denied.  White then instructed the jury to return into the courtroom and to ignore what had just happened.

"We believe Mr. Bracamontes’ outbursts, his laughter, are a function of his mental illness," Barbour insisted.

"He is not incompetent to stand trial," White responded.

The jury was instructed to consider the evidence presented during the penalty phase. Bracamontes is reportedly facing either life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.

Bracamontes has a criminal history and has been deported from Arizona twice before. He is now charged with killing both officers, shooting a motorist in the head in a bid to steal his car, and wounding another local deputy.

The suspect's wife, Janelle Monroy, 41, was accused of assisting Bracamontes during his rampage. Her lawyer, Pete Kmeto, insisted that his client lived in fear of her husband.

"There’s no issue as to whether or not she shot anyone," Kmeto said. "She didn’t. The evidence is going to show that this woman who loved this man and was married to him for years was stuck in a car with a crazy person."

Sources: The Sacramento Bee, Daily Mail / Featured Image: Karen Neoh/Flickr / Embedded Images: AP and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department via Daily Mail

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