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10 shots show intent of retired Las Vegas detective

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 19:43:25-04

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.

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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.

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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.

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