Court hearings for accused cop killer Luis Enriquez Monroy Bracamontes and his wife have been moved again, this time to September, but with a warning from the judge that he wants the case moving forward soon.
In a brief hearing before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White, the case was set for a status conference at 9 a.m. Sept. 4. White said he wanted to be able to schedule a preliminary hearing at that conference unless new developments require a further postponement.
Bracamontes, 34, and his wife, Janelle Monroy, 38, are accused in an October crime spree that stretched from Sacramento to Auburn and killed Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr.
Bracamontes, a Mexican citizen who was in this country illegally at the time of the crime spree, faces the death penalty if convicted in the case; his wife faces up to life in prison.