Detective shows text messages at Shawna Forde’s anti-immigrant murder trial
A Pima County sheriff’s detective shared more than two dozen text messages with jurors Wednesday that authorities believe were sent between Albert Gaxiola and Shawna Forde in the hours after Raul Junior Flores and his daughter were gunned down in their Arivaca home.
Juan Carlos Navarro, the lead detective in the homicide case, is the last state witness in Forde’s trial before Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo.
Thorpe is expected to finish her cross-examination of Navarro this morning, and the defense will then start calling witnesses.
If convicted, Forde, Bush and Gaxiola could receive the death penalty.