KREM 2 News digs into Benoit, Bustamante timeline

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Posted on October 28, 2011 at 5:11 PM

SPOKANE-- KREM 2 News investigated an inconsistency in the Moscow murder-suicide involving a student and former professor at the University of Idaho.
   
Ernesto Bustamante shot and killed graduate student Katy Benoit before killing himself last august.   

The timeline is into Katy Benoit's death is becoming clearer.
   
Moscow Police Chief David Duke tells us Benoit contacted police on June 10th, the same day she first complained to the school about Ernesto Bustamante.

Duke says one vital detail was never disclosed to police by Katie or the university. He says “nothing was mentioned about who was threatening her or a gun was involved.”

Benoit said in this formal complaint to the university on June 12th she was threatened three times by Bustamante with a loaded gun.
   
In a press conference earlier this week school attorney Kent Nelson said they didn't tell police about the threats because Katie wanted to keep that private.

KREM 2 News has been able to compare several timelines released by the school surrounding Benoit murder and have cross checked that with hoards of dated e-mails from faculty, including Bustamante the facts given to the media appear to match.

However in the first timeline released to us, one vital date was left out, and then released this week.

July 19th Bustamante admitted to a sexual relationship with Benoit.

Bustamante’s e-mails show that was the same day he told some of his co-workers he was resigning.
 

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