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)
Cheryl White, the Michigan woman accused of stabbing the father of
R&B singer Mary J. Blige in a domestic dispute earlier this year was sentenced this week, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The 50-year-old defendant was sentenced Nov. 4 to one year in the Calhoun County, Mich., jail, with credit for 270 days served, on charges of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.
White was arrested last January when Thomas Blige, 63, told police she attacked him with a kitchen knife after he caught her slashing his tires.
In addition to being in jail for a year, White will serve five years of probation and pay a restitution of $17,290 for Blige’s nursing services. White is barred from any type of contact with Blige during her probation period. And, she must keep track of her court-ordered counseling and mental health services.