Kid Killer Jason Bush to Join Accomplice Shawna Forde on Death Row for Deadly 2009 Attack on Arivaca Family
Jason Bush, the kid-killing accomplice of Minutewoman Shawna Forde, will join his murderous cohort on death row, a Tucson jury decided today.
Bush was found guilty last monthd in the murders of an Arivaca man and his daughter in May 2009.
In addition to the two first-degree murder convictions for the murders of Raul "Junior" Flores and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, at their home in Arivaca, Bush also was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder of Gina Marie Gonzalez, Flores' wife, as well as of one count of burglary, one count of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault: deadly weapon/dangerous instrument, one count of armed robbery, and one count of aggravated armed robbery.
In February, Forde also was found guilty in the murders and sentenced to death.
Following the murders, Forde, a founder of the anti-immigration group Minutemen American Defense Corps., told authorities she planned to take the group to "the next level," which apparently meant leading a raid on the Flores home looking for drugs and money to fund the group.
During the raid, Flores' wife -- after being shot -- armed herself and chased away Forde and her accomplices in a shootout that left Bush wounded.
At the rate Arizona is executing condemned murderers these days, Bush will die from lethal injection in about 25 years.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.