2nd border activist sentenced to death in Arizona

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Posted: Apr 06, 2011 3:29 PM
2nd border activist sentenced to death in Arizona

An Arizona jury in Tucson has sentenced a second border activist to death in the killing of a man and his young daughter in May 2009.

A supervisor in the Pima County Attorney's Office says 36-year-old Jason Bush was sentenced Wednesday to die by lethal injection for the killings of 29-year-old Raul Junior Flores and 9-year-old Brisenia Flores in Arivaca (ayr-uh-VAH'-kuh).

The Washington state man was convicted March 25 of two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors alleged that he and two others dressed as law enforcement officers and forced their way into the victims' home.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Bush was part of Minutemen American Defense founder Shawna Forde's plan to rob and kill drug smugglers to fund her organization.

Forde was convicted and sentenced to death in February.