Tucson — The leader of an anti-illegal-immigrant group was convicted Monday in a home invasion robbery that left a 9-year-old girl and her father dead in what prosecutors said was an attempt to steal drug money to fund the group's operations.
A Tucson jury found Shawna Forde, 42, guilty of murder in the May 2009 killings of Raul Flores, 29, and his daughter Brisenia at their home in Arivaca, a desert community 10 miles north of Mexico.
The jury deliberated for seven hours over two days. Forde was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder for the shooting of Flores' wife and related aggravated assault and robbery counts.
The jury will now decide whether Forde lives or dies. I hope she lives -- only because I don't believe in capital punishment. But I hope she rots in jail and then in hell -- she is the scum of the earth. Does that make me a bad journalist for saying that? I don't care. No one is "objective" about the death of a 9-year-old girl.