Retired Vegas detective seeking bail in son-in-law slaying

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A retired Las Vegas police detective is seeking release from jail ahead of trial in what prosecutors describe as the execution-style murder of her former son-in-law at her home.

Pamela Bordeaux’s defense attorneys point in court filings to commendations she received during three years in the U.S. Army and 23 years as a Las Vegas police officer.

They characterize the slain man, 32-year-old Sean Babbitt, as mentally ill and a self-described danger to his ex-wife and their 3-year-old son, and note he was allowed weekly one-hour supervised visits.

Bordeaux is 55 and also uses the last name Schoening. Her attorneys cast the killing as self-defense.

Prosecutors say Babbitt was unarmed when Bordeaux shot him 10 times April 22.

They say Bordeaux poses a risk to Babbitt’s family if she’s freed.

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