03.04.2019

Salena Manni, the fiancée of Stephon Clark, is ‘all cried out.’ What does she do now?

Salena Manni, the fiancée of Stephon Clark, is ‘all cried out.’ What does she do now?

Salena Manni this weekend did what she always does when she comes to Sacramento. She visited her fiancé‘s grave.

“It is just comforting to me,” she said. “I talk to him. I do prayers for him. It gives me comfort to know that is where he is. I still feel like I am with him.”

But this weekend was unlike any other since the Sunday night last March when police shot and killed Stephon Clark, 22, the father of her two sons. Called to reports of someone breaking car windows in Meadowview, officers confronted Clark in his grandmother’s side yard, chased him into the back and shot him, mistakenly thinking the cellphone in his hand was a gun.