Survivor testifies in Ariz. border activist trial



TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who survived a southern Arizona home invasion that killed her husband and daughter has testified in the trial of the third border activist charged in the case.

The Arizona Daily Star says jurors in the capital-murder trial of Albert Gaxiola heard from more than a dozen witnesses this week including Gina Gonzalez.

The 33-year-old woman was shot twice in May 2009 when three people dressed as law enforcement officers allegedly forced their way into the victims’ home in Arivaca, south of Tucson.

Gonzalez’s 29-year-old husband Raul Junior Flores was fatally shot along with the couple’s 9-year-old daughter Brisenia.

Prosecutors claim Gaxiola wanted Flores dead because he was a competitor in the drug trade.

Gaxiola’s two co-defendants already have been convicted in the case and sentenced to death.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,