Woman sentenced to jail, probation in stabbing of Mary J. Blige's father in Michigan


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Cheryl White, left, stands with her attorney Kimberly Schroder during a sentencing hearing on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Calhoun County Circuit Court in Battle Creek, Michigan. A judge sentenced White to 365 days in jail with credit for 270 days already served for an attack on Thomas Blige, the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Trace Christenson) NO SALES

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan — A woman accused of stabbing the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige during a domestic dispute in Michigan has been sentenced to jail.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports (http://bcene.ws/1upu61P ) that Cheryl White of Battle Creek was sentenced Monday to a year in jail, but with 270 days already served.

She'll also serve five years of probation and pay more than $17,000 for Thomas Blige's nursing services.

White didn't address the court Monday.

White in September pleaded no contest to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

Thomas Blige testified earlier that White attacked him with a knife on Jan. 23 after he caught her slashing his tires.

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

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