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Death of a 9-year-old girl in AZ -- the update

Death of a 9-year-old girl in AZ -- the update

Justice in Arizona:

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.

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