Border Vigilante Gets Death in Killing of Girl, Dad

Shawna Forde plotted home invasion turned murder
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2011 12:03 AM CST
In this photo provided June 12, 2009 by Pima County Sheriff's Department, Shawna Forde, 41, one of three suspects arrested in connection with a fatal home invasion that left a father and daughter dead.   (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Department)
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(Newser) – Shawna Forde, the self-styled border vigilante convicted in the deaths of a 9-year-old Arizona girl and her father, was sentenced to death yesterday. Forde’s attorney had asked jurors to spare Forde’s life because repeated childhood abuse had left her a “broken person,” but the DA noted that even after the shooting, Forde talked to an FBI informant about having more “targets” in mind. She joins two other women on Arizona’s Death Row, the Arizona Daily Star reports. Two others allegedly involved in the crime, including the accused gunman, go on trial in March and June.

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