- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman convicted of fatally stabbing an ex-boyfriend to death more than 30 years ago admits to doing the same thing last year.

Edna White, 57, of Trenton, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated manslaughter in the Feb. 14 slaying of former boyfriend Dwelle Clark, The Trentonian (https://bit.ly/1Tik9eo ) reported.

“I’m guilty,” White told Judge Robert Billmeier in a Mercer County court. “So what else can I do?”

White was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in 1980 for stabbing a former boyfriend to death and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. At the plea hearing, White showed no remorse in the empty courtroom and seemed more upset that her sentence would not be imposed before Christmas so her transfer to a state prison from the county jail could take place sooner, the newspaper reported. She has been held on bail at the county jail since she was charged in Clark’s death.

She faces up to 13 years in prison for the latest killing when she’s sentenced in January and must serve five years of parole supervision once she’s released. Her attorney, Patrick O’Hara, plans to argue for less time.



In accepting the plea deal, White avoided facing a murder charge. She admitted she stabbed Clark in the chest with a 7 inch knife but said she did it after he struck her.

Witness said White, who was renting a room from Clark’s mother, stabbed him after he caught her going through his mother’s purse. He died at a hospital three days later.

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Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Trentonian, https://www.trentonian.com

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