|Published: 12:39 PM, 01/30/2014
||Last updated: 12:40 PM, 01/30/2014
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A man who killed his
girlfriend in 2012 has pleaded guilty second-degree murder in Monroe
County Criminal Court.
Ray Charles White, 55, was arrested in
the death of Alonda White after shooting her during an argument. He
was originally charged with second-degree murder, but the grand jury
upgraded that charge to first-degree murder when it heard the case,
but he ended up pleading to the original charge. A charge of unlawful
possession of a weapon was dismissed.
White was arrested after Monroe County
Sheriff's Detective Conway Mason went to a home on Old Highway 68
near Dead Man's Curve around 11:15 p.m. August 23, 2012, and found
a woman laying on the ground and bleeding from her head.
Deputy Ray Haynes had White in the back
of his cruiser.
After securing the scene, Mason said he
spoke with White who admitted he'd shot Underwood. White said they
had been arguing and he went into the bathroom and retrieved a .380
pistol, came back outside and continued arguing with Underwood.
White said during the argument he
pulled the pistol out of his left side pocket and shot Underwood in
the back of the head.
White was given a 20 year sentence,
which he will have to serve 100 percent, though he will receive
credit for the year and a half he has been in jail.
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