Tucson headlines: Forde eligible for death penalty, Murder victim ID'd, Terry investigation, Lounge fire

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Tuesday, a jury decided the woman who masterminded a home invasion that left a man and his 9-year-old daughter dead is eligible for the death penalty.

The next step for the jury is to decide whether to in fact give Shawna Forde the death penalty or life in prison.

Monday, the jury found Forde guilty of killing Raul and Brisenia Flores.


The victim in a midtown murder this weekend had been identified as 59-year-old james cowdrey. Police found his body at the cordova village apartments on columbus boulevard.

Ray segala, 57, is charged with kidnapping and killing cowdrey. Police say they got into a fight at the apartment.


It's been three years now since Tucson woman Kay Read, was taken from her home, never to be found.

The 63-year-old volunteered at churches and nursing homes as well as taking care of her 93-year-old mother, who died last year without any closure on the case.

Police found Read's van on fire two miles north of ther house.  And someone tried using her atm card at a bank a few miles away. No one has been arrested in the case.


The FBI has said border agent Brian Terry did not die from friendly fire by other border patrol agents in the shootout with bandits.

And three of the four men arrested that night are cleared of charges and will be deported. The remaining suspect is a 34-year-old Mexican who was hurt in the shootout.

And Tuesday night Immigrations and Customs Enforcement reports gunmen attacked two ICE agents agents assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City as they drove to the northern city Monterrey.

One died, the other suffered serious injuries.


A late night fire did damage to a Flowing Wells-area club Monday.

Northwest Fire crews responded to the Firelite Lounge and Cafe near Wetmore and I-10 after flames were seen from inside the building. The fire caused roof and window damage.

No word yet on the cause.