Shawna Forde, Kid-Killing Minutewoman, Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison -- in Addition to Death Sentence
Assuming Shawna Forde, the kid-killing Minutewoman sentenced to death for the 2009 murders of an Arivaca man and his daughter, avoids her date with death, she won't be getting out of prison for a long, long time.
In addition to her death sentence, Forde was sentenced to an additional 65 years in prison for the attempted first-degree murder of the wife of the man she killed, for five burglary counts, for an aggravated-assault count, and for an armed-robbery charge.
Forde was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison for each of the counts, all but one to be run consecutively.
See our cover story on Forde from two years ago.
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Forde was convicted in February of murdering 29-year-old Raul Flores, and his 9-year-old daughter, Bresenia, during a home invasion on May 30, 2009. In February, she was 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.
Flores' wife also was shot during the attack, but survived, and ultimately armed herself and chased away Forde and her accomplices in a shootout that left one of the attackers, Forde's co-defendant in the shooting, Jason Eugene Bush, wounded.
Originally from Everett, Washington, Forde came to Arizona in early 2009, after a string of violent incidents in her home town, including a near fatal attack on her ex husband.
Bush was also sentenced to death.
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