Accused Deputy Killers Will Stand Trial

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A husband and wife will stand trial in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies during an hours-long rampage in 2014.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence to try Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes and his wife in the deaths.

He and his wife, Janelle Monroy, are each charged with murder in the deaths of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Bracamontes grinned broadly as White read the charges. The suspect has acted bizarrely in court, but White rejected his lawyers’ argument that he is too mentally ill to be tried.

Monroy, who was seated separately, held her hands over her face and appeared to weep quietly.