Judge sentenced woman in Xenia stabbing

Judge sentences woman convicted of stabbing death in Xenia

A woman convicted of stabbing a 19-year-old to death has been sentenced to prison.

Tova Wallace-Lee was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison with 173 days jail credit.

Prior to her sentencing, many members of the victim’s family spoke.

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Xenia Councilman Edgar Wallace, the grandfather of Wallace-Lee, said the case was tragic for everyone. Wallace said he’s grieving for the victim’s family, and for his own as well.

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A Greene County jury has found a 21-year-old Xenia woman guilty in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman.

Tova Wallace-Lee is scheduled to be sentenced today in Judge Michael Buckwalter’s courtroom after being found guilty of murder in the death of Tre’Ana Tarver.

The trial started Monday and prosecutors presented their case with more than two days of testimony.

Tova Wallace-Lee is accused of stabbing a woman to death in Xenia

Investigators said the defendant and the victim had been arguing on Facebook over a man and made plans to meet and fight at Wallace-Lee’s residence on East Church Street.

The fight happened in the home’s backyard, where Wallace-Lee stabbed Tarver, causing fatal injuries.

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Wallace-Lee is the granddaughter of Xenia Councilman Edgar Wallace, who lives at the home where the fight occurred. He was among the people who called 911 to report the incident in November 2018.

This story will be updated with details from today’s 1 p.m. sentencing hearing.

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