Macon woman sentenced to 10 years in 2012 fatal stabbing

awomack@macon.comFebruary 4, 2014 

A Macon woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for the February 2012 fatal stabbing of a man at a Blount Street apartment.

Less than a week after Valentine’s Day, 20-year-old Courtney Thomas and his baby’s mother, 26-year-old Zabrina White, accused each other of infidelity after White was out for a few hours, returning at about 3:45 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2012, said Pamela White-Colbert, a Bibb County prosecutor.

Thomas threw a few things at White while she took a bath. She called 911 after he threw a chair at her, White-Colbert said Tuesday during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court.

Then, still wearing a towel, she went into the kitchen, retrieved a knife and confronted Thomas, White-Colbert said.

She stabbed Thomas in the stomach and side. His face was sliced, White-Colbert said.

Witnesses have said the two struggled over the knife, and White was cut on the arm.

Then, after getting dressed, White walked by Thomas as he lay dying on the floor and said, “I hope you die,” White-Colbert said.

White pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Tuesday. After serving 10 years in prison, she must serve another 10 on probation.

Members of Thomas’ family cried out when White-Colbert repeated White’s parting statement during the hearing.

When questioned by police, White said Thomas stabbed himself, White-Colbert said.

White shook her head left and right when Judge Howard Simms asked if she had anything to say.

Before announcing her sentence, Simms confirmed Thomas’ age with White-Colbert and asked White her age.

She replied 26.

“There’s way too many young people dying way too young,” Simms said.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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