Oct 28, 2014 2:27 PM by News Staff
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two Utah residents in the slayings of two California sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage that left a motorist and third deputy wounded.
Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, who was booked into jail under the pseudonym Marcelo Marquez, was charged Tuesday along with his wife, 38-year-old Janelle Marquez Monroy.
The 14-count complaint also charges them with carjacking and attempted murder. Monroy-Bracamonte is facing special circumstances that could qualify him for the death penalty.
Authorities say the 34-year-old Monroy-Bracamonte fired all the fatal shots during Friday's rampage, first killing a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, then shooting a motorist while attempting to carjack his vehicle.
The two then fled to neighboring Placer County, where Monroy-Bracamonte is charged with killing a second deputy and wounding a third using a high-powered AR-15-type assault rifle.
They are set for their first court appearances Tuesday in Sacramento County.
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