Former student sentenced to 10 years following campus attack

Posted on 13 December 2014 by admin

Judge finalizes sentencing for Jevon Mallory

Jevon MalloryBy: SPENCER GLEASON
Editor-in-Chief

Seven weeks after pleading guilty to first-degree assault, former STLCC-Meramec student Jevon Mallory has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Mallory attacked Meramec student Blythe Grupe in a women’s restroom at the Meramec campus on April 18, 2013.

Mallory was charged with a Class D felony and assault in the first degree on April 23, 2013.

Mallory entered a blind plea on Oct. 24, 2014 and was facing a possible five to 15 years in jail. Mallory will get credit for his time served behind bars since the attack.

Circuit Judge Robert Cohen made the sentencing final on Friday, Dec. 12.

Following the attack, Mallory admitted attempting to “withdraw [Grupe] from life” and assaulted her in a “vent of rage.”

Mallory has been receiving continuances since then because of his mental health status hearing.

“It took a while to get that cleared,” Meramec Police Chief Anthony Russo said in November 2014.

Russo joined the Meramec Police Department after the April 2013 attack.

“He was being evaluated to see if he was fit for trial. That’s a pretty standard process — part of the [court] system,” Russo said. “If you do something wrong in society, before we punish you, we want to make sure that at least you’re culpable of knowing what you did.”

 

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