Father of Mary J. Blige Critical After Battle Creek Stabbing
A 63-year-old Battle Creek man is in critical condition after he was stabbed in the neck this morning. Battle Creek Police responded to the 200 block of Oakbrook, inside The Arbors apartment complex just after 7am. Investigators say that the man had confronted a woman, allegedly his ex-girlfriend, about the possibility of her slashing his tires. The confrontation led to the woman stabbing the victim in the neck. The man, later identified as Thomas Blige, the farther of R & B singer Mary J. Blige, was taken to a Kalamazoo-area hospital for treatment. The 50-year-old woman was found a short time later and arrested. She’s being held on a charge of attempted murder.