WILLISTON, N.D. — There were no threats in court on Tuesday, June 25, and no allusions to God's plan. Greg Boe, who was convicted in February of two charges said almost nothing during the short hearing where he was sentenced to five years and 360 days in prison.
Boe was convicted of terrorizing, a class C felony, and violating a disorderly conduct restraining order, a class A misdemeanor. He was arrested in April 2018 and accused of threatening a woman who had a restraining order out against him.
In court on Tuesday, Boe said he wouldn't dispute anything in the presentence investigation.
"I'll accept it as it is," he told Northwest District Judge Paul Jacobson.
Boe acted as his own lawyer again for the sentencing hearing, where he was facing a maximum sentence of nearly six years in prison. He offered no argument and only answered questions posed to him by the judge.
Boe acted as his own lawyer during his February trial, and then, too, he spoke little, until it was time for closing arguments. Then, he accused officials of hiding something, though he didn't elaborate on what was being hidden. After that, he changed his tone.
“I’m going to kill you all,” he told the members of the jury. “I’m going to kill everybody in Williams County! I’m going to kill them all.”
During Tuesday's hearing, Nathan Madden, assistant state's attorney for Williams County, brought up Boe's courtroom threats, as well as his long history of threats against the woman.
"This is a matter that's been going on for more than a decade," Madden said.
In April 2018, Boe wrote the woman a letter at her workplace and threatened to kill her if she didn't follow what he called "God's plan" by marrying him.
During the trial, the woman, who is married, said she and Boe had never had a romantic relationship but that he had been obsessed with her for more than 10 years, leading to her taking out multiple restraining orders over the years.
On Tuesday, Madden said Boe would always be a danger to the community because he wouldn't accept anything other than what he wanted.
"He basically laid out the plan in the letter: 'Marry me or you're dead,'" Madden said.
In the letter, which was introduced during the trial, Boe wrote, “God has a plan for us to follow. Bloody consequences will arise for not following His plan. If you wish to follow Satan’s plan find a good makeup artist? I know undertakers do an excellent job of making the dead look presentable.” He then signed the letter, “Your future husband, Greg.”
Madden asked Jacobson to sentence Boe to the maximum for both charges — five years for the terrorizing charge and 360 days for violating the disorderly conduct restraining order. He also asked for those sentences to run concurrently.
Madden said in addition to the letter he sent to the woman, Boe had been sending letters from jail. He has been convicted of writing one letter threatening Williams County State's Attorney Marlyce Wilder and is facing another charge for a second letter.
Madden told Jacobson that the letters showed Boe would continue to commit crimes if he were to get out of prison.
"Time and time again, he's demonstrated what he's going to do in these letters," Madden said.
Jacobson offered Boe a chance to speak, which he declined. Then Jacobson sentenced him to the maximum, as the prosecution had asked.
Boe's sentencing for a class C felony charge of threatening a public servant, which he was convicted of in April, has not been scheduled.