Man in U.S. illegally is sentenced to death in slaying of officers

Luis Bracamontes smiles as the verdict is read that he will receive the death penalty in the murders of Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Det. Michael Davis Jr.
(Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee)

A man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff’s deputy and a detective.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Luis Bracamontes smiled during Wednesday’s sentencing and was eventually tossed out of the courtroom for yelling.

He was earlier convicted of killing Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Det. Michael Davis Jr.

The two men’s family members and friends made emotional pleas and statements ahead of the sentencing. Former Placer County Deputy Chuck Bardo called Bracamontes a monster and a coward.


Bracamontes is a Mexican citizen who repeatedly entered the United States illegally.