Woman Sentenced in Stabbing of Mary J. Blige's Father

Mary J. Blige

Woman Sentenced in Stabbing of Mary J. Blige's Father

Cheryl White will serve a year in jail for attack on Thomas Blige.

Published November 5, 2014

A Batte Creek woman has been sentenced for the stabbing of Thomas Blige, father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige. The domestic attack took place in Michigan on Jan. 23 outside of his apartment.

According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, Cheryl White, 50, was sentenced on Monday to a year in the Calhoun County jail, but has already served 270 days. She is also required to serve five years of probation and pay more than $17,000 for Blige's nursing services.

Blige, 63, suffered stab wounds to his neck, chest and arm during a dispute with White following their breakup. Prior to the attack, police responded to several domestic disputes between Blige and White. Though he has successfully recovered from the stabbing, Blige was not present for White's sentencing because he had moved out of state following the incident.

White pleaded no contest to the charge in September and as a part of a plea agreement, prosecutors came to the decision that she would not be sentenced to more than 365 days in jail.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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