Prosecutors Consider Death Penalty for Pair Accused of Killing Deputies

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Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver, left, and Placer County sheriff's Det. Michael David Davis Jr. were killed during a assault rifle-wielding gunman's shooting rampage that left a third deputy and a motorist wounded. A Utah man and his wife have been arrested.

Authorities in two Northern California counties that each lost a sheriff’s deputy during a shooting rampage last week say they will jointly prosecute the husband and wife couple arrested in the killings.

Luis and Janelle Monroy face multiple murder charges after allegedly carrying out the shooting rampage Friday that killed Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis.

Prosecutors say Luis Monroy first shot Oliver in a hotel parking lot and then Davis during the ensuing pursuit that crossed into Placer County. Janelle Monroy also faces murder and attempted murder charges for her alleged role as an accessory in the rampage.

The decision to seek the death penalty against either defendant will be up to prosecutors in both counties, Sacramento County Dist. Atty. Jan Scully said Tuesday.

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