Report from Inyo Register on Kristina Bone death

Sierra Wave Media has received several requests for information on the death of Kristina Bone after the officer-involved shooting involving Raymond Bencoma III.

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Sierra Wave received permission from the Inyo Register and also then-editor Barbara Laughon to post this story.

Bencoma was sentenced to four years in prison and served two years, according Bone family members.

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OvpN8v
OvpN8v
5 years ago

This truly was a tragic accident. Blame is for children….to be an adult is to accept responsibility and know what you control and that is only yourself. It is not anyones place to judge. Your opinions do not change the past. All I hear is how this “innocent” girl is… Read more »

Disgusted
Disgusted
5 years ago
Reply to  OvpN8v

The notion that anyone would imply that a 13 year old girl is anything but innocent is appalling! You claim that no one should pass judgement. However, you proceed to place blame on a child. Hypocritical and disgusting.

Kara L Bone
Kara L Bone
5 years ago

I’m so sick of people trying to act like this has anything to do with him being native or that he is picked on because he’s native I have many friends and family that are native and I can tell you right now if he were white he would have… Read more »

Aquamarine
Aquamarine
5 years ago

To all that think they know what happen well guess what you don’t! Who are you to judge anyone…. People make mistakes! This happened years ago! Yes it is sad that a young girl lost her life…. But why was she out in the first place! Where were parents her… Read more »

Kara L Bone
Kara L Bone
5 years ago
Reply to  Aquamarine

Aquamarine I sure wish it was your sister and not mine …..where you there probaly not if you were you wouldn’t be so stupid and if your brave enough to leave comments as ridiculous as that be brave enough to use your real name chicken

Misunderstood
Misunderstood
5 years ago

What a horrible tragedy, or both sides. Indeed. But before you are so quick to judge, one might consider a bit of history. How have our Native Americans prospered in our white society over the last 200 years? take a look down the road they’ve traveled. Our Native Americans have… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

I just finished reading another article on this shooting and I am disappointed with the facts of the sheriff departments first press release. Many of the statements made in the first release by the sheriff dept seem to be either incorrect or misleading at best. They say seven shots were… Read more »

Fact Check
Fact Check
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, It is unclear which facts of the ICSO press release you are referring to. To my knowledge, and based on information on the ICSO website, the ICSO has only released one press release regarding the shooting. This press release doesn’t mention the number of shots fired, body cameras, or… Read more »

stoopid
stoopid
5 years ago

Obviously low inyo, you would be bias, and unable to follow even the simplest juror instructions. The very first which is you cannot presume the defendant is guilty because he has been charged. Are you seriously saying that you would also consider previous charges that he was found not guilty?… Read more »

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago
Reply to  stoopid

Well,stoopid,if I’m called for jury duty on this case,I promise I’ll find a reason to get dismissed….because I admit,in this case I would be bias…..not because he’s Native American….not because I “discriminate” against him in any way….it’s because of his past history,and like I said before,knowing ,if found not guilty,this… Read more »

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

…prior history has a LOT to do with it….it would me if I were sitting on the jury…if ,for nothing more than to protect my fellow Inyo County citizens from maybe becoming more victims of this guy…

stoopid
stoopid
5 years ago

Has anyone considered WHY two juries let him walk? Obviously there was not enough evidence. If you support lawenforcement you should also support the judicial system. The accident has nothing to do with this shooting therefor it needs to be left out it.

Old yeller
Old yeller
5 years ago

Native strong,,, I wish you were a bit more attentive in school so that we, as functional members of society could understand your ramblings. Was his big change to assault more women? Or maybe it was to see how many visits to i.c.j. he could Or to get in to… Read more »

Kara L Bone
Kara L Bone
5 years ago
Reply to  Old yeller

Well done ol yeller well done bravo you are awsome thank you for finding the words I can’t to answer these complete brain dead people with their cold hearts

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago
Reply to  Kara L Bone

Kara…What I’m having trouble understanding is why anyone would try to defend this guy…it can’t possibly be just because he’s Native American..I personally know many good,hard working Native Americans in my town…good parents and good citizens, that I’ve actually verbally defended if someone happens to group the good with the… Read more »

Aquamarine
Aquamarine
5 years ago
Reply to  Old yeller

Wait you need those who only serve white people! That’s what you mean isn’t it! Who the hell are you? A man who has never done wrong in his lifr! “Mr. Perfect!” Who never in my life have I ever met some one so sure about what Inyo county needs!… Read more »

Native Strong
Native Strong
5 years ago

First of all her death has nothing to do with him being shot, second HE has made many great changes third parole wants him n cali-whine to them lol-This man is Creators child as u pass judgement- U shall be judged as well.

Tinner
Tinner
5 years ago
Reply to  Native Strong

Name one “great change”.
lol? Disgraceful.

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago
Reply to  Native Strong

Native, my sympathy lies with the Bone family If you have reasons to believe the officer didn’t have a right to defend himself then you should state it. I care deeply for several of his family members and wish them no harm. But I find it almost impossible to defined… Read more »

SARDUDE
SARDUDE
5 years ago

ICSO now has lapel cameras. Footage please!

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

The DA stated he would release more information on this matter. I sure hope this really happens.

Kara L Bone
Kara L Bone
5 years ago

I had hoped he would turn his life around but I guess not it a shame she had to die she had so much potential she was so kind and loving she was the best sister in the world I can not put into words how much she meant to… Read more »

Kario chudy
Kario chudy
5 years ago
Reply to  Kara L Bone

I love you kara!

Kara L Bone
Kara L Bone
5 years ago
Reply to  Kario chudy

I love you to cuz

tracy brnninger
tracy brnninger
5 years ago

this still breaks my heart 19 years later rest in peace Christina I go see you almost everyday when I can and leave flowers on Your Grave my daughter is named after you my heart still breaks knowing that I could have kept you at my house that night and… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
5 years ago

Nobody’s fault but the monster’s, I don’t even want to say his name.

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
5 years ago

Did up the rest! It should all be exposed!

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
5 years ago

*Dig.

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

Sad thruth is this worm is probably going to sue the county and win!

Local forever
Local forever
5 years ago

But he was trying to get his life together recently, riiigghhhttttt? Excuses don’t make you any better of a man. IF he had really been trying to get his life together, he would have been sound asleep, in bed, at 3:23 in the morning because he had to go to… Read more »

Native Strong
Native Strong
5 years ago
Reply to  Local forever

If u don’t walk n his shoes u don’t know his path. Judge no1- And be careful what u say about others karma can hit ur family and ur son/cousin/uncle/brother will be ur personal monster

Old yeller
Old yeller
5 years ago
Reply to  Native Strong

Did you mean, his jail house shower slippers?
Nope, never been in them.

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Native Strong

Give me a break! This animal killed one of the kindest, loving people I’ve ever known! She was my close friend and she was just a child! I’m sorry for his family but I’m not sorry for justice finally being served. This karma is long overdue and I love every… Read more »

SARDUDE
SARDUDE
5 years ago

Damn good follow up report. Thanks for reminding people what kind of “man” he was (and still is). I just hope the jurors that let him get away with domestic violence in his last two trials think long and hard about their decisions.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
5 years ago

TWO years for killing a teenager…it’s a damn shame that the deputies aim wasn’t a little better.