F. D. Borden Gets Life in Prison, No Parole for the Killing of Casino Manager
Eldorado Resort Casino, Reno, NEVADA —
Frederick Douglas Borden, a 65-year-old man, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday 28th November. Borden was sentenced without the possibility of parole. He was found guilty of murdering James Bryant, a 52-year old Eldorado Assistant Casino Shift Manager, in September 2016.
Borden was convicted on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and fraudulent acts. The County District Attorney’s Office reported that Chief Judge Freeman also imposed a consecutive sentence for an unrelated grand larceny charge. Mr. Borden pleaded guilty to the latter charge.
On the fateful evening in September 2016, Borden lost a bet while playing Black Jack. As he lost the bet, he then got up from the gaming table, grabbed the gaming chips he had lost, and began to walk away from the gaming area.
The casino manager attempted to apprehend Borden for questioning when Borden punched him in the face. Bryant suffered a torn right vertebral artery as a result of the attack and subsequently fell to the floor. Borden fled the scene by which time Reno police was called in. Bryant was hospitalized at the Renown Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Borden was arrested for robbery and other offences by Reno police. It was discovered that Borden had a lengthy criminal record, consisting of several felony convictions dating back to 1985.