Who is Dion Bordeaux? (Jeanette Jumping Eagle Boyfriend Arrested) Biography, Wiki
Dion Bordeaux is a South Dakota man who was indicted on first-degree murder charges Wednesday, months after he allegedly fatally shot his girlfriend Jeanette Jumping Eagle and staged her death to look like a suicide.
The Rapid City Police Department said in a statement that an investigation revealed Dion Bordeaux, 25, shot Jeanette Jumping Eagle, 22, at the Microtel Inn and Suites on New Year’s Day. Eagle suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, and police were initially unsure whether she took her own life.
“It was originally planned to look like suicide, but through forensic evidence we were able to prove otherwise,” police spokesman Brendyn Medina told the Rapid City Journal.
Authorities have not disclosed how the crime scene was arranged to look like a suicide.
Jumping Eagle was reportedly with Bordeaux and another man at the time of the shooting. Police initially arrested Bordeaux on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault. Corrections Department records indicate that Bordeaux was sentenced in August to 10 years with a seven-year suspension on that charge. He is still housed in Rapid City Community Work Center, a minimum security prison.
Jumping Eagle’s sister, Paulina Ghost, told the Journal that shortly before her death, Jumping Eagle and the father of her three children separated and she began dating Bordeaux. Ghost said he believes Bordeaux shot his sister after discovering text messages she sent about going back to the father of her children.
Another of Jumping Eagle’s sisters, Ashley Bagola, told the Journal that Bordeaux possibly killed the mother of three for telling her close friends that Bordeaux abused her because she wanted to go back to the father of her children.
“She seems like a jealous person. She was trying to quit earlier, and he got really abusive to her, ”Bagola alleged.
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Bordeaux in connection with the murder of Jumping Eagle. Prosecutors have asked the judge to transfer him to the Pennington County Jail so that he can appear in court at his initial appearance.