Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sentenced to death to anti-immigrant involved in the murder of two Latinos

A U.S. jury ordered the death penalty Shawna Forde, a woman who was a member of the now dissolved private organizations of the border vigilante Minuteman for their involvement in the death of a Hispanic man and his 9 year old daughter. After several days of deliberation, a Tucson jury convicted the maximum penalty Forde, 43, by the death of Raul Flores, 29, and daughter Brisenia, in an incident in May 2009 in Arivaca, about 16 miles north of Mexico.

Last week the same jury convicted anti-immigrant activist with two counts of first degree murder and burglary which resulted in the death of the father and daughter. The prosecution argued that Forde recruited two men to rob flowers because they suspected was a drug dealer, and he needed money to finance its American Minuteman Defense.

The only survivor of the attack was Gina Gonzalez, wife and mother of Brisenia Flores, who said he was saved because it pretended to be dead. Forde's accomplices were identified as Jason Bush, 36, and Albert Gaxiola, 44, who will go to trial next March 15 and June 1 respectively. On March 30, 2010, the newspaper 'The Washington Times reported that the head of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Carmen Mercer, had dissolved the organization because he feared that some volunteers resort to violence.

The group, created in April 2005, came to have within its ranks to about 12,000 members who were dedicated to detect illegal immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico and stop making the Border Patrol.

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