An illegal immigrant accused of killing two police officers in 2014 unleashed an unrepentant and disturbing outburst in court on Tuesday, delivering a sinister laugh while proclaiming that he “killed f**ing cops” and doesn’t regret it.
Luis Bracamontes, 37, the man accused of murdering Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis, Jr., during a daylong, murderous rampage back in October 2014, grinned as the judge demanded that he silent himself in the courtroom, KOVR-TV reported.
“There was no need to prove all this s**t. I want to f***ing plead to this,” Bracamontes said. “I killed f***ing cops. They’re f***ing dead. I don’t f***ing regret that.”
He wasn’t done there, either, as he also called one of the victims of his alleged crime spree a “coward” and shared his wish that he had murdered more people.
While Bracamontes’ attorneys told the jury that their client did kill Oliver and Davis, they added a caveat: he was high on methamphetamine at the time of his crimes and wasn’t sure what was right or wrong.
“Let me be clear and up front. Mr. Bracamontes is responsible for the death of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis,” Jeffrey Barbour, Bracamontes’ public defender, told the jury. “He shot them both.”
Bracamontes again had an outburst, though, and issued a threat that likely didn’t help further this narrative.
“I will break out soon and I will kill more,” he said, at another point reportedly adding, “I wish I had killed more of the motherf***ers.”
Other strange details emerged amid the troubling case, with ABC News reporting that Barbour detailed how Bracamontes, while high on meth, had reportedly tried to kill himself and police officers by turning on gas in a house he hid in before his arrest.
He also reportedly penned a suicide note at the time. It read, “Forgive me, God. Please take me with you. I love you, Janelle.”
This apparently isn’t the first time Bracamontes has openly admitted to criminal behavior. But his actions in court this week led Barbour to argue before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White that he believes Bracamontes is mentally ill and should be reexamined — something the judge rebuffed.
“We believe Mr. Bracamontes’ outbursts, his laughter, are a function of his mental illness,” Barbour told White, who responded by noting that this issue has already been explored and that he doesn’t believe the accused is unfit to stand trial.
Bracamontes’ wife, Janelle Monroy, 41, is also on trial and could face life in prison, The Sacramento Bee reported.