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Accused Cop Killer Had Been Deported Twice: Federal immigration authorities report that the man believed to be responsible for last week's crime spree in Northern California that left two police officers dead and another wounded was in the U.S. illegally, and had been deported back to Mexico twice before.   Andreas Preuss and Michael Martinez of CNN report that 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez and his wife led police on an hours-long chase through Sacramento and the Sierra foothills Friday afternoon.  When arrested in Auburn, in addition to murdering the  two police officers and wounding a third, they had attempted three separate carjackings, and shot a civilian in the head.  Marquez had been deported from the U.S. in 1997 after a narcotics conviction and was deported again just four years later.  Marquez and his wife are currently being held in county jail without bond. 

Convicted Killer Denied Clemency:   An Oklahoma man convicted of murdering his boss more than a decade ago has been denied clemency by the state's Pardon and Parole Board.  Graham Lee Brewer of The Oklahoman reports that 51-year-old Richard Glossip feared that he was going to be fired from his job and devised a plan to have the owner of the hotel he worked at killed.   He enlisted the help of the hotel's maintenance man who ultimately killed the owner and testified against Glossip in exchange for a sentence of life without parole.  Glossip is scheduled to be executed on January 29, 2015.

DUI Driver that Killed Teen had Suspended License: The California man believed to be responsible for killing a teen in this weekend's chain-reaction DUI crash in Santa Ana was driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI conviction.  Tracy Bloom and Lynette Romero of KTLA News reports that 23-year-old Herbert Calderon ran a red light Saturday evening and caused a three-car crash that left five people injured and a popular high school student dead.  Calderon is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter and DUI and is currently being held in county jail without bond.  

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