(L.A.) Sylvia Pardo, 43, Murdered by Ex-Husband after Divorce

Case Number: 2008-09011

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 43-year-old Caucasian female that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Sylvia Pardo.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Multiple Injuries

RIP SYLVIA PARDO (July 5, 1965 – December 25, 2008)

The decedent and her family members were killed by her ex-husband Bruce Pardo, the so-called “Santa Shooter” in Covina, California.

In June 2008, divorce court had ordered Bruce Pardo to pay $1,785 a month in spousal support. During the divorce proceedings, Bruce had confided to a friend his wife was “taking him to the cleaners.” In July, Mr. Pardo was fired for billing false hours and the court suspended the payments due to job hardship.

Pardo was required to pay Sylvia $10,000 as part of the divorce settlement, according to court documents. Sylvia kept the wedding ring and the family dog. In a court declaration, Pardo complained that Sylvia was living with her parents, not paying rent, and had spent lavishly on a luxury car, gambling trips to Las Vegas, meals at fine restaurants, massages, and golf lessons.