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Young woman accused of killing 80-year-old man appears in court

Shaunice McKinley,25, was arrested after police say she killed an 80-year-old man. (LVMPD/KSNV)

The local woman police say killed an 80-year-old man faced a judge on Friday. Investigators say a used condom led to her arrest.

Shaunice McKinley, 25, was in court Friday for her competency hearing.

After medical review, the judge ruled today that McKinley is mentally fit to move forward with the case. She will now remain behind bars on multiple charges, including murder.

McKinley was arrested earlier this summer after her DNA was found on a used condom near the stabbed body of 80-year-old Willie Normand.

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Detectives say McKinley is a known prostitute and was also seen on surveillance video with the victim inside Palace Station, the last time he was seen alive.

On May 6, police say surveillance images captured the two leaving the casino together in his Jaguar. They say the two were then captured on camera pulling into the 80-year-old victim's apartment complex.

Investigators say the cameras later show McKinley leaving alone and even stealing the Jaguar to get away after the murder.

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Now, for the first time, Normand's daughter is speaking out and today, she had a clear message for the woman accused of killing her father.

"I will be at every court date, I'm not going to miss anything. Even if they say she's only going to be in court for five minutes, I'll be there," said the victim's daughter, Andrea Hulihan. "I have to get justice for my dad and I want Shaunice to see that our family is not just going to leave this alone. We are going to be there. I want her to see us in court."

McKinley's case begins moving forward immediately. She'll be back in court next week.

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