A retired Metropolitan Police Department detective was indicted Friday on a first-degree murder charge in what prosecutors described as the execution-style killing of her former son-in-law.
Authorities have said Pamela Bordeaux shot 32-year-old Sean Babbitt on the morning of April 22 as he wrapped up an hourlong visit with his 3-year-old son at her home on the 8500 block of Honey Vine Avenue.
Defense attorneys Robert Draskovich and Michael Horvath have said the 55-year-old Bordeaux, also known as Pamela Rene Schoening, was acting in self-defense. She was arrested the morning of the shooting, and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail.
Prosecutors have said there was “no evidence of a struggle” as Babbitt was shot 10 times in the head, torso and hands.
Defense attorneys pointed to Bordeaux’s “exemplary record” on the force. She joined Metro as a police officer on Dec. 13, 1993, Metro employment records show. Bordeaux also served four years in the Army, her attorneys said.
Babbitt’s visits with his son were limited to one hour a week and were required to take place at Bordeaux’s home, according to his family and court documents.