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California prosecutors aim for execution in deputies' deaths

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Utah man had "nothing but hate" when he arrived in Northern California before killing two sheriff's deputies.

The Sacramento Bee reports that prosecutor Dave Tellman told jurors in closing arguments Thursday that Luis Bracamontes intentionally shot two sheriff's deputies in 2014. He is charged with killing Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Bracamontes, who has repeatedly blurted out in court that he killed the deputies.

Defense attorneys say their client is mentally ill, was high on methamphetamine and should be spared.

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign recently featured Bracamontes in an ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.

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