Jury convicts activist Shawna Forde in deadly AZ home invasionPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona jury has found the leader of an anti-illegal immigrant group guilty in a home invasion that left a 9-year-old girl and her father dead.
Prosecutors say the break-in was an attempt to steal drug money to fund border operations.
A Tucson jury found Monday that Shawna Forde was guilty of the May 2009 killings of 29-year-old Raul Flores and his 9-year-old daughter Brisenia at their home in Arivaca (ayr-uh-VAH'-kuh), a desert community about 10 miles north of Mexico.
The 42-year-old Forde had pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the home invasion.
Court supervisor Cheryl Thompson said the jury will return Tuesday to begin the penalty phase.