Dwelle Jerome Clark’s death ruled a homicide

Edna White

Edna White

On Thursday, the Mercer County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of 55-year-old Dwelle Jerome Clark a homicide.

Prosecutors are now in the process of filing murder charges against the woman accused of stabbing and killing Clark: 56-year-old Edna White.

According to witnesses, around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, White stabbed Clark in the chest after he caught her rummaging through his mother’s handbag.

Witnesses say that after Clark told White to “stay out of my mom’s things,” White began hitting him with a walking cane. Clark then took the cane away from White, according to witnesses, and then walked into his bedroom. White then grabbed a butcher knife from atop a dresser, followed Clark into his room and stabbed him in the chest, witnesses say.

Clark was then rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. He died Tuesday from a deep perforating stab wound to the chest that penetrated his lung.

Friends described Clark as someone who liked to laugh and joke.

“He was always the life of the party,” longtime friend Omar Mills said Wednesday.

And according to family members, Clark and White were ex-lovers who haven’t dated in 25 years. But White recently moved in with Clark’s family while she searched for a new place to live.

Clark and White’s only child, Cynthia White, said Wednesday that her mother is a drug addict who is trying to quit. She believes her mother may have “snapped” after Clark took the cane from her. Cynthia White also says her mother killed someone else more than 30 years ago, and that she served jail time for that offense.

Edna White is scheduled for a bail hearing Friday.

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