BOISE — A Boise man charged with murder was granted an extension to enter a plea at his Tuesday arraignment. Bruce William Macomb, 62, allegedly strangled his wife to death in February, before attempting to kill himself.
Macomb can enter a plea May 28, Judge Ronald J. Wilper ruled.
Beba Macomb, 58, died at 5 a.m. on Feb. 16. Police did not find her body until 4 p.m. when they performed a welfare check at the home. Officers said Bruce Macomb had slashed his own neck and wrists in an attempt to commit suicide before police arrived.
Bruce Macomb is charged with a felony count of murder and a misdemeanor count of failing to report a death. If convicted, he could face the death penalty, or life in prison. Prosecutors have not yet said if they will seek the death penalty in the case.
He is being held without bond.