George Bone, a Las Vegas man accused of strangling a woman and living with her corpse for two months, spoke exclusively with 8 News Now. Bone claimed that he and the woman, identified as Beverly Ma, were in an intimate relationship and that he did not murder her. He stated that he found Ma already dead and was afraid to report it due to his criminal history and status as a sex offender. Bone maintained his innocence and urged the police to examine the evidence. He is currently being held without bail and faces charges of open murder and failing to register as a sex offender. Sasha Loftis reported
Las Vegas Man Accused of Strangling Woman Speaks Out
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In an exclusive interview with 8 News Now, George Bone, a 31-year-old Las Vegas man who was arrested for allegedly strangling a woman and living with her corpse for two months, shared his side of the story from the Clark County Detention Center.
Bone was taken into custody on Wednesday after the police discovered the body of Beverly Ma in the closet of a home in the southwest valley. According to documents, Ma is believed to have died in May.
Speaking about his actions, Bone said, “I’m not trying to justify or claim that my actions were right or logical.”
According to Bone, he and Ma were in an intimate relationship, and he denied murdering her, stating, “They said, ‘Why didn’t you call the cops right away?’ It’s easy for you to say when you’re not going to be the first suspect.”
Bone claimed that he found Ma already dead and was afraid to report it due to his criminal history and status as a sex offender in Nevada.
Records showed that Bone had a criminal history, including charges of sexual assault and lewdness with a child under the age of 14 in 2012.
When asked about his statement that he was afraid Ma would “come back from the dead,” Bone attributed it to not thinking straight and being superstitious, influenced by horror movies and ghost stories from his upbringing.
Throughout the conversation, Bone maintained his innocence and urged the police to examine the evidence. He acknowledged that his actions may appear suspicious, but insisted that he and Ma were friends who fell in love and wanted to make things work.
Bone is currently held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center and faces charges of open murder and failing to register as a sex offender. The cause and manner of Ma’s death have not been released by the Clark County Coroner.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1.