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Deputy Murder Case halted for Mental Evaluation of Suspect

A Sacramento Judge has ordered a mental evaluation of a man suspected of killing two sheriff’s deputies last October. In a hearing Friday Judge Steve White ordered criminal proceedings suspended until the defendant, Luis Bracamontes, also known as Marcelo Marquez could be examined by psychiatrists for mental competency to stand trial. Bracamontes, formerly of Utah is charged with the shooting death octoer 24th of Placer county sheriff’s detective Michael Davis Jr. on Riverview Drive in Auburn and the shotgun slaying of Deputy Danny Oliver earlier in the day in Saacrmento County. If Bracamontes is determined to be mentally unable to undersand the nature of proceedings and assist his defence attorney at trial, he would be sent to a state mental facility for up to three years for treatment to restore him to competency. Bracamontes is scheduled to be back in court September 4th and the reports could be received at that time.

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