GV News reports:
Arivaca murder suspect confessed, officials say
A man indicted in an Arivaca double murder case confessed the day he was arrested, but he will not be offered a plea deal, a Pima County Sheriff’s investigator said Tuesday. Jason Eugene “Gunny” Bush, 34, admitted to the May 30 murders of a man and his 9-year-old daughter shortly after he was arrested in Kingman on June 11, Lt. Michael O’Connor said. “He did say that the day we arrested him in Kingman,” he said. “He admitted to both murders.”
But O’Connor said Bush wasn’t offered a plea deal in exchange for his full confession. “He murdered a little girl,” O’Connor said. “I think that was hard on him.”
Raul Flores Jr., 29, and his daughter Brisenia were shot in the head after several people dressed in camoflauge and military gear invaded their Arivaca home. Flores’ wife was shot three times, but managed to fend off the intruders by firing back at them and wounding one, now identified as Bush.
Also in custody are Shawna Forde, the alleged ringleader, and Albert Robert Gaxiola, an Arivaca resident. Forde, the leader of Minutemen American Defense, a border protection group of which Bush was a high-ranking member, hatched the plot to rob and kill drug dealers and steal their money to fund their border operations, officials said.
Lt. Michael O'connor from the Pima County Sheriff's Dept. said Bush named OTHER PEOPLE other than his co-defendants Shawna Ford and Albert Gaxiola. He said, "Their culpability is being investigated right now. There may be other arrests."