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A man died Monday afternoon after his wife allegedly shot him in the chest.
Albert Leroy Blash was shot during an argument with Tomeko Hughes Thompson-Blash that turned physical shortly after 1 p.m. at their home at 5908 Leone Drive West, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Blash, 61, was pronounced dead in the emergency room at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, just before 2 p.m., Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.
Thompson-Blash, 48, was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning. She was charged originally with malice murder, but as investigators learned more about what happened, the charge was changed to voluntary manslaughter.
Blash had a history of physical violence and is described as a “family violence recidivist” in Bibb County Superior Court records. Over the past couple decades, at least four women he lived with or married obtained protective orders from the court for reasons of mental and physical abuse.