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Woman who helped MAX stabbing victim sentenced to prison

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The woman who was there for a MAX stabbing victim in his final moments was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison for robbing a gas station on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation six months before the stabbing. 

Rachel Macy, 46, was convicted of robbing a Shell Gas Station on Dec. 19, 2016. A worker at the gas station, according to a probable cause affidavit filed after her initial arrest, said a woman, she "100 percent" believed to be Macy, entered the gas station wearing a gray hoodie and dark clothing "with her face mostly covered," and pointed a black gun at her.

"Give me all the money," the employee remembers Macy saying, adding that she initially thought it was a joke. Only it wasn't a joke. 

The next day, an officer searched Macy's home and found nearly $2,000 in cash and a black BB gun pistol "found submerged in the tank of a toilet."

Macy, according to The Oregonian, was out of jail pending sentencing on May 26 when she witnessed the MAX stabbings. 

Macy told KOIN 6 News two days later she comforted Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche after he was stabbed because "I just didn't want him to be alone."

"I took my shirt off and put it on him. We held it together, I just prayed, all I could do was pray," Macy said.

"I told him, 'You're a beautiful man. I'm so sorry the world is so cruel.'"

Macy said she also heard Meche's final words, something she wanted to share with his family.

"He said, 'Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them,'" she said. "He was a beautiful man, that's what I want people to know."

As a part of her sentence, Macy will also serve six months of home detention and three years of probation. 


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