Aunt of Cop Killed by Illegal Immigrant Applauds Death Sentence: 'He's a Monster'
The aunt of a police officer killed by an illegal immigrant applauded a California jury's decision to sentence the man to death, referring to him as a "monster" and a "coward."
Pam Davis Owens - whose nephew, Det. Michael Davis Jr. was one of two sheriffs deputies killed by Luis Bracamontes in 2014 - said on "Fox and Friends" that some justice has been served.
Bracamontes' sentence was handed down Tuesday. He smiled and clapped as the verdict was being read.
He went into a profanity-laced rant in court in January, saying, “I wish I had killed more of the mother-------s,” and promised to “kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me ... There's no need for a f---ing trial."
"Its been really horrible, and I feel so bad for Michael's two girls and my sister-in-law having to watch all of this with this monster," Owens said Wednesday. "He's not even an animal. He's a monster."
Bracamontes, 37, also killed Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver the same day as Davis Jr.
We are very grateful for the jury’s decision to sentence Luis Bracamontes to death for the murders of Det Michael Davis Jr. & Dep Danny Oliver. It is a just decision fitting for his crimes.
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) March 27, 2018
Owens said that Oliver stopped Bracamontes' car after a call regarding a suspicious vehicle, after which Bracamontes fatally shot Oliver upon approaching the car.
According to Owens, after Bracamontes allegedly car-jacked a police vehicle, he then shot her nephew, Davis Jr.
"I'm sorry all of these officials ... have blood on their hands. That's all I can say," Owens said when discussing California's "sanctuary" state designation. "It's horrible."
Bracamontes' wife, Janelle Monroy, was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for helping her husband in the murders.
The last time the state of California executed an inmate was in 2006. An average waiting time for the execution is nearly 18 years due to legal challenges to the state’s methods of execution.
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