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Judge: 10 shots show intent of retired Las Vegas detective

July 26, 2019
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FILE - This undated file photo released by Clark County Detention Center shows Pamela Bordeaux, who also uses the name Pamela Schoening, of Las Vegas. On Thursday, July 25, 2019, a judge said the 10 gunshots that authorities say Bordeaux, a retired Las Vegas police detective, fired into the body of her estranged son-in-law showed she intended to kill him. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
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FILE - This undated file photo released by Clark County Detention Center shows Pamela Bordeaux, who also uses the name Pamela Schoening, of Las Vegas. On Thursday, July 25, 2019, a judge said the 10 gunshots that authorities say Bordeaux, a retired Las Vegas police detective, fired into the body of her estranged son-in-law showed she intended to kill him. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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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