Crime

Woman Who Stabbed Boyfriend To Death In 1980 Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Second Boyfriend To Death In 2014

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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Edna White, 57, pleaded guilty on Nov. 30 to killing her former boyfriend, Dwelle Clark, on Valentine’s Day in 2014.

"I'm guilty," White told Judge Robert Billmeier in a Mercer County, New Jersey, court, according to The Trentonian.

”So what else can I do?” she added.

This isn’t the first time White has stabbed a former boyfriend to death. In 1980, she was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter for a similar crime and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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White pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the most recent case in order to avoid a murder charge and could be eligible for parole in 11 years. She said she only stabbed Clark after he hit her, but witnesses said White pulled a 7-inch knife on him after he caught her rummaging through his mother’s purse, the Associated Press reported.

“I wasn’t thinking at the time,” White told the court of the stabbing, according to the Trentonian. “I wanted him to get away from me.”

White is expected to be sentenced in mid-January, but she has already served two years in custody. She will also be subject to five years of supervised parole when she’s released.

Sources: The Trentonian, The Associated Press / Photo Credit: The Trentonian