Death penalty for woman convicted in vigilante killings
February 22nd, 2011
02:37 PM ET

Death penalty for woman convicted in vigilante killings

Jurors in Arizona decided Tuesday on the death penalty as the punishment for anti-illegal immigration activist Shawna Forde (pictured), who was convicted of killing a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter during a vigilante raid, a
court spokeswoman said.

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  1. Charlie

    Good! Fry her butt!!

    February 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Amen!

      February 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • royce

      hey and i just want to say that it sounds really stupid to call this woman a vigilante when she is a murderer, and a child murderer on top of that lets get real folks.

      February 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lonepanther

    Good! This fascist deserves much worse! This monster murdered babies in the name of neocon policies! May God/dess destroy her soul.

    February 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rafa G

    Cool strap that lady down on the gurney. So she can meet her maker an eye for an eye.

    February 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kira

    And justice is served. This woman is a monster. She has no business doing extra-judicial killing and she murdered an innocent child to boot. They should execute her ASAP and do not allow any delays.

    February 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lindsay in Canada

    People applauding the death of someone else are just as monstrous as the monstrous act that brought about this woman's fate. Where is your humanity. Nevermind, it's a rhetorical question.

    February 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • One Nation Under God

      You canadiens wouldn't understand just don't get into american policies she deserves to fry how dare she kill an innocent child I'm sure if it were your child you would want to kill her yourself

      February 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lindsay in Canada

      So, which "god" is your nation under? I'm guessing not the one who said turn the other cheek, love your enemy,etc. Why don't you leave vengeance to your god or do you presume to know better than the one you claim to worship? Nevermind, rhetorical.

      February 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • awhnuts

      as far as i know she hasn't had any remorse or asked for forgiveness. in which case, "there shall be no mercy for them who have shown no mercy".

      February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lindsay in Canada

      Whoops, ya got me there. Well then, go ahead and crucify the sinner!

      February 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • MA Activist

      I work in immigrant and just had a discussion about this. I'm no fan of the death penalty, but I also never felt so supportive of it as I do right now. I'm so torn about this!

      February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen in Canada

      Amen, Lindsay! Life imprisonment is sufficiently severe, perhaps more so since the perpetrator will have to deal with the consequences for far longer than the couple of minutes or seconds they have in pain during execution. Also, I wholeheartedly agree with you that Jesus wouldn't want the death penalty to be inflicted by anyone other than God. John 8:7 says "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." This means that only those without sin (of which we are all guilty) can be executioners, meaning that no human being should ever put to death their fellow human being.

      February 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • royce

      When a living being dies there muscles relax and they release all of their feces. Look at that VERY YOUNG and VERY LOVLEY GIRL that this woman murded in cold blood point blank. IMAGINE her lifeless cold blue body with blood pooring out of the bullet holes.. Think of the disgusting mess. DO YOU HAVE KIDS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THEM LIKE THAT dont answer thats just a rhetorical question...

      February 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. T Ro

    I am not sure that killing more people is the solution. But, that is what our society seems to want. Civilized?

    February 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Robert Garcia

    U can't have it both ways. Preach hate and an eye for an eye ..show zero humanity. AND then ask where is the humanity?

    February 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. J.D. Coldwar

    Great. NOW she's just another socialist freeloader taking advantage of our cushy prison system's delay and defense against the death penalty, eating taxpayer-funded food all day, enjoying taxpayer-funded recreation and security to keep her from harm.

    February 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • letsdoright

      She is a proud Republican/TeaParty member.

      February 23, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. One Nation Under God

    So coldwar what you are saying is let's just ice her now

    February 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Robert Garcia

    I don't like the death penalty, but I do like that some in AZ are able to see nut cases for the danger that they are.

    February 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lesley

      agreed, my brother was also mudered. The people of Arizona speak.

      March 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Henry

    That woman is a monster, giving her death would be giving her an easy way out, they should put her in a slavework camp!, and some whippings! , for killing human beings!!!!!

    February 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. S. Morris Rose

    I saddens me that a heinous crime, or any other, is met with old testament justice. Which century is this?

    February 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. evilsteven

    Put this lady on death row and send illegals politely back to their country so they can try again. Preferably the legal way. It's really not that hard. (Think work visa) The U.S. can take a tip from Mexico and start sending our convicts across the border to freedom. We could do one better and send our extreme Liberals and Conservatives elsewhere as well. It's unfortunate that other countries would likely have enough sense to not take them. It's ok for other countries to deny immigration right?

    February 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • letsdoright

      You do know that the family she targeted are American citizens, right?

      February 23, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. Reasonably Literate

    I fully expect that the reader comments for this story will be full of rational, sober, thoughtfully articulated insights. At no time will it devolve into insane, frothing invective and irrelevant commentary about various political, media, and literary figures who have nothing whatsoever to do with the story.

    February 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    She should be put in jail for the rest of her life. But don't kill her. Don't kill anybody.

    February 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
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