Immigrant Used in Trump Ad Found Guilty of Killing Deputies

Luis Bracamontes convicted Friday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 9, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Man in US Illegally Guilty of Killing 2 California Deputies
In this Oct, 28, 2014 file photo, flowers surround the photo of slain Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Oliver, at the Sacramento County Sheriff's office in Sacramento, Calif.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Jurors have convicted a man in the US illegally of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate, the AP reports. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty Friday of shooting Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver in 2014, then killing Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. hours later. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Bracamontes, who has repeatedly blurted out in court that he killed the deputies and wished he had killed more. President Trump's re-election campaign recently featured Bracamontes in an ad calling out Democrats on immigration. Defense attorneys argued that Bracamontes is mentally ill and should be spared. He was found competent to stand trial. (More California stories.)

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