Death penalty sought in California cops' slayings

Dec 9, 2014 12:53 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Utah man charged with killing two sheriffs' deputies during a rampage that also left a motorist and third deputy wounded.

Placer County Supervising Deputy District Attorney David Tellman said Tuesday that prosecutors in Placer and neighboring Sacramento County decided the death penalty is appropriate for Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, who previously was booked under the name Marcelo Marquez.

His attorney, Assistant Public Defender Jeffrey Barbour, declined comment, saying that defense attorneys were still sorting through the evidence.

Bracamontes, whose name previously was spelled Bracamonte by immigration officials, was also charged Tuesday with an additional count of attempting to murder Sacramento County Deputy Scott Brown during the Oct. 24 rampage.

Bracamontes' wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, is also charged in the case but does not face the death penalty.

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