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.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >