Murder suspect granted extension to enter plea

May 14, 2013 

Bruce Macomb

— 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.

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