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Las Vegas man accused of killing mother was released from prison just months ago

Man beforehand served time for coercion, tried housebreaking

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas man accused of stabbing his mother to loss of life was released from prison just months earlier than police arrested him on a homicide cost final week, the 8 News Now Investigators have realized.

Pablo Bonilla, 34, is accused of killing Paula Zuniga, 74, inside an condo within the 2900 block of Juniper Hills Boulevard, close to Nellis Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive.

Bonilla surrendered to police holding two giant knives, a teddy bear and an image body, paperwork obtained final week stated.

Pablo Bonilla, 34, is accused of killing Paula Zuniga, 74. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Bonilla beforehand served prison time on fees of coercion, possession of a short-barreled firearm, use of a lethal weapon and tried housebreaking, data confirmed. Booking data point out he was taken into custody at the least 12 instances, although some arrests have been for skipping court docket.

Records confirmed Bonilla’s most-recent prison sentence was on a cost of tried housebreaking. Department of Corrections data present Bonilla started his sentence in July 2020. A spokesperson confirmed the sentence resulted in March, lower than six months from the date of final week’s homicide.

NDOC reserving picture for Pablo Bonilla’s 2020 imprisonment. (NDOC/KLAS)

In December 2011, police stated Bonilla was concerned in a hit-and-run within the east valley. After the crash, Bonilla received out of the car grabbed a shotgun and threatened a witness, saying in Spanish, “Turn around you didn’t see anything,” police wrote in paperwork.

In his most up-to-date case, Bonilla faces an enhanced homicide cost because of his mother’s age. He didn’t seem throughout a scheduled court docket listening to Thursday.

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