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.