A California judge sentenced convicted cop killer Luis Bracamontes to death, KOVR-TV reported Wednesday.
What's the background?
In October 2014, Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, shot and killed Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr.
Bracamontes — who had been deported from the U.S. several times on drug-related charges — carjacked several California residents during a day of mayhem and killed the two officers during his attempt to flee.
When Oliver approached Bracamontes’ vehicle — which was parked in the parking lot of a Motel 6 — Bracamontes fired a round into Oliver’s head, killing him. During his flight from authority, Bracamontes ran over Oliver’s lifeless body in an attempt to get away.
Bracamontes and his wife fled to a nearby neighborhood and attempted to carjack a man. When the man resisted, Bracamontes reportedly shot him five times, three of which were in the face. The victim survived his injuries.
After carjacking several more vehicles, Bracamontes and his wife faced off with authorities, injuring several of them and killing Davis.
Bracamontes fled once again, barricading himself in a nearby home and opening up the stove’s gas valves in an apparent suicide bid.
Before he could follow through with killing himself, Bracamontes surrendered to law enforcement, pleading with them not to kill him.
He was taken into custody and jailed. He was found guilty in the cops' slayings in February.
Bracamontes' wife, Janelle Monroy, was also convicted and sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison.
What's happening now?
According to KOVR, Bracamontes shouted profanities during Wednesday's sentencing and the judge eventually removed him from the courtroom.
The Sacramento Bee also reported that Bracamontes was grinning during the sentencing.
Judge Steve White later ruled that Bracamontes would get the death penalty.