Man suspected of killing 2 California deputies threatens his defense attorneys


A suspect in the slaying of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies threatened to kill his defense attorneys Friday and had to be restrained after a judge ruled that he can’t fire his lawyers.

Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes and his wife, Janelle Monroy, face an October murder trial in the 2014 deaths of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Bracamontes again told Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White that he wants to plead guilty and be sentenced to death.


White ruled Friday that Bracamontes can’t represent himself.

Bracamontes grew angry with his attorneys, profanely telling them to shut up and saying he wanted to kill one of them.

Deputies restrained him until he was returned to jail.