Border Vigilante Who Killed 9-Year-Old: I'm Not Sorry
'I'm not sorry because I'm innocent,' says Shawna Forde
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2011 3:43 AM CST
Defendant Shawna Forde listens during opening arguments in her murder trial in Pima County Superior Court in Tucson, Ariz., last month.   (AP Photo/Greg Bryan, Pool)

(Newser) – The Arizona border vigilante convicted of killing an American dad and his 9-year-old daughter said that "people with children shouldn't deal drugs" when asked if she sympathizes with the mother of the murdered girl. Camouflage-clad Minutemen American Defense member Shawna Forde burst into the family's home with a gunman two years ago, according to cops. Forde called her murder conviction in an Arizona court yesterday "surreal," but told the Daily Beast she maintained her composure because "you can't freak out with the whole world watching you."

Raoul Flores and his daughter were fatally shot in the raid by the Minutemen hoping to grab cash and drugs they suspected were stashed here, according to investigators. The wounded mother survived the attack and testified against Forde. The 43-year-old beautician, who claims to have lost a child of her own, could get the death penalty. Forde, who once boasted she would "kick down doors and change America" through border vigilantism, has maintained she is innocent. “I wish I could say I was sorry it happened,” said Forde. “I am not sorry on my behalf because I didn’t do it.”

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Minutemom Who Killed Latina, 9: Parents Shouldnt Sell Drugs is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 22 comments
Feb 18, 2011 12:47 AM CST
Bang ! Bang ! Sorry, I'm an escaped, twisted character from the Hollywood blockbuster Machete, helping here and there, back and forth, stuff like that. Cash is king, but I don't do dope. Ultimately, I'm the dubbed Czech Hollywood Warrior Priest from Serious Entertainment, flashing my Lady Gaga Sixth Gospel pentagram to do some justice, to myself, of course.
Feb 15, 2011 10:13 AM CST
I don't get it. What is wrong with drugs? These people are brainwashed. If drugs were legal there would be no black market and people couldn't make their living trying to sell them, and conservative crazies wouldn't go shooting children to "protect" us from drugs. Our government could save billions per year on fighting them, and make billions per year on taxing them and regulating their safety.
Feb 15, 2011 9:27 AM CST
The most sickening thing is the way she justifies it to herself. The judge should give her the maximum sentence because of her lack of remorse. Let her out and she'd do it again.