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Jury Convicts Activist in Deadly Arizona Home Invasion

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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, 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.

 

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