April 07, 2011
A former Wenatchee man suspected in two area homicides was sentenced to death today in
connection with the murder of a man and his daughter in Pima County Arizona.
The Arizona Daily Star newspaper
A jury sentenced Jason Bush to die after deliberating nearly four hours over two days. Bush showed no
reaction at sentencing this morning.
The 36 year old Bush, was convicted of first-degree murder last month in
the May 30, 2009, deaths of 29 year old Raul Junior Flores, and his 9 year old daughter Brisenia Flores.
Prosecutors argued that Bush was part of Minutemen American Defense founder Shawna Forde's plan to rob and kill
drug smugglers to fund her organization. Forde was also convicted and sentenced to death in February.
also charged with murder in the 1997 stabbing death of Hector Partida Lopez in Wenatchee and the shooting death of
17 year old Jonathan Bumstead in Douglas County that same year.