sentencing of a Las vegas shooter40-year-old Eddie Rabon recently pleaded guilty to attempted murder and first-degree kidnapping on March 28th after a 2023 shooting rampage incident.

According to court records, the original incident happened back on April 13, 2023. Rabon was living at a home with his girlfriend at 3574 Full Sail Drive in Las Vegas at the time.

Rabon had decided that he wanted to take a trip to California, so he invited his girlfriend and her young daughter. The girlfriend allegedly respectfully declined the offer because her daughter had a soccer event coming up and didn’t really want to go on the trip.

When Rabon heard that news, he was upset. He directed his girlfriend to the bathroom with him. There, he asked her to have sex, but she refused. This reportedly sent Rabon into a rage. Unfortunately, alcohol was also a factor in the anger. According to reports, Rabon took his girlfriend’s actions as an indicator that she wanted to leave him and end the relationship. To stop that from happening, he threatened to kill her with an AR-15.

The girlfriend thought quickly and asked to say goodbye to her daughter one last time. Rabon let her go, and she ran to her daughter’s room. She locked the door behind her, and Rabon opened fire. Thankfully, no one was injured despite the suspect shooting off 27 shots. Six of the bullets entered into the bedroom, but several others exited the residence and landed at another home in the neighborhood. Rabon then entered into his garage and started firing more rounds off.

At that point, the girlfriend backed down and agreed to go on the trip to California with Rabon. Rabon prepared to leave but went back into the residence to retrieve something. That’s when the girlfriend and her daughter made their escape and immediately rushed to find a police vehicle nearby.

The plea agreement worked into Rabon’s favor. He will only serve eight years to life behind bars. He will serve 2-20 years for attempted murder, 1-10 years for using a deadly weapon, and 5 years-life for the kidnapping count. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time Rabon has been convicted of kidnapping. In 2014, he was convicted of second-degree kidnapping.

How to Arrange a Solid Plea Deal

Despite the suspect’s significant criminal history and seriousness of the crimes he committed, he was offered a very reasonable plea deal. If you’ve recently been charged with a violent crime, then it might also be in your best interests to consider seeking out a similar type of plea deal.

So, how does it work? In a nutshell, you’ll agree to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced and lightened sentence. In general, it’s best to work with an attorney who can help you set up a good plea deal. Without an attorney, you might wind up pleading guilty without actually securing any beneficial deal from the prosecutor. If the prosecutor isn’t offering a good deal, then it might simply be better to plead not guilty and use a different defense strategy.

If you’re in Las Vegas and facing criminal allegations, then contact our firm to discuss your situation in more detail and learn