Death penalty possible in murders of Arivaca girl, father

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ARIVACA -- Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against three people charged in an Arizona home invasion that left a little girl and her father dead.

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Prosecutors to ask for death in Arivaca home invasion murders - Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against three people charged in an Arizona home invasion that left a little girl and her father dead.

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Deputy Pima County attorney Kellie Johnson said Thursday that her office filed a notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty against Shawna Ford, Jason Eugene Bush and Albert Robert Gaxiola.

The trio are alleged to have dressed as law enforcement officers and forced their way into a home about 10 miles north of the Mexican border in rural Arivaca on May 30, wounding a woman and fatally shooting her husband and their 9-year-old daughter.

Ford is the leader of the Minutemen American Defense border watch group. She's accused of planning the attack to help fund her anti-immigrant operations.

All three suspects have pleaded not guilty.

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