Skip to comments.'America's Most Wanted' Female Fugitive Guilty Of Murder
Posted on 03/06/2006 10:24:48 PM PST by beaversmom
A woman on the run for six years before she was caught was found guilty Monday of killing her next-door neighbor and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Malaika Tamu Griffin, 34, was found guilty on all counts connected with the 1999 murder of Jason Horsley.
On May 18, 1999, Griffin and Horsley argued in front of their Denver homes, located in the 2300 block of Humboldt Street. At one point, Griffin went back into her home and retrieved a 9mm handgun with a laser sight and shot Horsley in the back, killing him instantly, prosecutors said.
She then carjacked a friend's car, which was later found abandoned Iowa City, Iowa, and disappeared without a trace.
During a search of her home, Denver authorities said they found a cache of weapons inside Griffin's room, including an assault rifle and grenades. Officials also found notebooks full of Griffin's secret writings about a coming race war and the killing of white people.
Her story was profiled on the TV show "Americas Most Wanted" seven times to no avail. But during the eighth airing on June 4, 2005, co-workers in El Cajon, Calif., recognized her on the TV program and called police.
She was arrested a few hours after the show aired.
Griffin was working as a lab assistant at a bio tech firm and working part time at a fast-food restaurant and thrift store.
On Monday, she was convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated motor vehicle theft. She was sentenced shortly after the verdict.
Horsley, 25, was originally from Wyoming and was working as a carpenter in Denver. His family attended the week-long trial and was present for the verdict and sentencing on Monday, but declined to comment.
I pinging you all because you had posted on the thread about her arrest in June 2005.
What? No hate crime charges? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
GOOD! I saw this repugnant pile of ghetto trash profiled on AMW a couple years ago and I was outraged.
What's another dead white guy? /sarc
She's smiling in that photo. Look for the protests about what a wonderful person she is, a la Tookie Williams, to start.
As long as the finish is the same, they can protest all they want to. ;-)
Race Jihadi off to the joint.
Thank God she wasn't tried in Boulder. They would have plea bargained it.
El Cajon got her! WOO-HOO!
For a second I thought the fugitive was Hillary. She's never been caught for her crimes. Instead, she goes on breaking laws and escaping justice and shooting people in the back and front and anywhere she pleases.
These people don't accomplish anything.
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