Sentencing postponed for mall attacker

December 20, 2013 

Greggory Macho

— A Boise man charged with multiple felonies after his May 10 attack on two women at the Boise Towne Square mall will not be sentenced today as originally scheduled.

Greggory Macho pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, aggravated battery and destruction of evidence in October. He also entered a guilty plea to a deadly weapons enhancement that could net him more time behind bars.

Macho told Judge Patrick Owen that he remembers little about the evening he groped and choked one woman in the mall’s parking lot before running over a second woman who tried to come to her aid.

“I don’t recall a whole lot about those events,” Macho said Oct. 9, admitting he had drank whiskey and took prescription painkillers before heading to the mall.

Still, he told Owen he believed he was responsible for the attacks.

Macho faces 15 years for battery, five years for assault, five years for destruction of evidence and 15 years for the weapons enhancement under a plea agreement. Prosecutors will recommend the sentences be served concurrently.

Sentencing was originally set for Friday, but the date was pushed back at a Monday hearing. Macho is now scheduled to go before Owen at 3 p.m. Dec. 31.

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