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Stiff sentence handed down in Bencoma case

News release from Inyo County Attorney’s office Raymond Bencoma was sentenced today by the Inyo County Superior Court to 141 years, 4 months to Life  in prison.  The Honorable Brian J. Lamb ordered the sentence after today’s hearing.  Mr. Bencoma will be transferred to the reception center of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]

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Bencoma found guilty of felony assault

Inyo County DA Office press release On September 6, 2017 an Inyo County Jury convicted Bishop-area resident Raymond Bencoma of four counts of felony assault with a firearm arising out of an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of August 26, 2016. Under California law, these charges are classified as serious felonies. Mr. […]

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Bencoma retrial set for August – in Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Judge Brian Lamb denied the prosecution’s request for a change of venue in the Raymond Bencoma trial. Adhering to the requirement that retrials have to begin within 60 days of a mistrial, Lamb set the date at August 28 at the courthouse in Independence. In addition to her written petition, assistant district […]

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Judge hands Bencoma decision over to jury

By Deb Murphy The trial of Raymond Bencoma boils down to the question of whether he knew he was pointing a 45 caliber, semiautomatic pistol at four officers walking up his driveway around 3 a.m. the morning of August 26. In her closing statement Tuesday, prosecutor Dee Shepherd maintained he did. The patrol cars approached […]

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Bencoma arraigned on several charges

Raymond Bencoma III was arraigned Thursday in Independence on cases involving an officer-involved shooting in August. According to Dee Shepherd, Inyo County Assistant District Attorney, Bencoma was arraigned on several charges, including: “MBCRF-16-60014: 4 counts of felony Penal Code section 245(d), assault on an officer; one count Penal Code section 29800, felon in possession of […]

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Inyo DA: Officer-involved shooting ‘lawful use of force’

Inyo County District Attorney press release Investigators from the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office have completed their initial investigation into the officer involved shooting involving Deputy Sheriff Ruben Bradley which occurred August 26, 2016 near Bishop. The purpose of the independent District Attorney investigation is to determine the lawfulness of the Deputy’s actions in using […]

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