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10 gunshots show retired Las Vegas detective’s intent to kill, judge says


    Pamela Bordeaux, who also uses the name Pamela Schoening, of Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS >> A judge says the 10 gunshots that authorities say a retired Las Vegas police detective fired into the body of her estranged son-in-law shows she intended to kill him.

Clark County District Court Judge Valerie Adair made the comment Thursday while rejecting a bid by Pamela Bordeaux’s attorneys to have the murder charge against Bordeaux thrown out.

The 55-year-old Bordeaux also uses the name Schoening. She’s free on $1 million bail and house arrest pending trial Feb. 3.

She’s accused of emptying her gun into 32-year-old Sean Babbitt at her home April 22 following his weekly supervised visit with his 3-year-old son.

Prosecutors call the slaying an execution.

Defense attorney Robert Draskovich casts the killing as self-defense in response to threats he says Babbitt posed to Bordeaux and her family.

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