Woman charged in attack of Blige’s dad to get exam

Cheryl White (January 2014)
Cheryl White (January 2014)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A woman who authorities say stabbed the father of singer Mary J. Blige is expected to get a mental exam at the request of her lawyers.

Fifty-year-old Cheryl White of Battle Creek is charged with assault with intent to murder. Police say she stabbed 63-year-old Thomas Blige in the neck, arm and side on Jan. 23 outside his Battle Creek apartment. He’s hospitalized and police say he’s expected to recover.

Police say Blige was attacked while confronting White, who was deflating his vehicle tires.

Defense lawyer Kimberly Schroder tells the Battle Creek Enquirer White doesn’t seem to understand what happened that morning.

White is being held on $500,000 bond.

Mary J. Blige is a Grammy award winner whose hits include “Real Love,” `’No More Drama” and “Family Affair.”

 

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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com

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