MACON, Ga. — UPDATE: Tomeka Blash appeared in Bibb County magistrate court on Tuesday at her first appearance before a judge.

Her bond on the charge of voluntary manslaughter was set at $35,000 and she received special bond conditions.

Under them, she can't have any type of firearm or weapon, she can't consume or have any type of controlled substance without a prescription, she can't consume alcohol and she can't leave the state of Georgia.


The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a domestic dispute in west Macon ended in a man's death. Albert and Tomeka Blash had only been married for three weeks, before their relationship ended in gunfire.

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The sheriff's office was called just after 1:00 p.m. to a home on the 5900 block of Leone Drive. Albert Blash was shot by his wife. He was rushed to The Medical Center, Navicent Health, where he was pronounced dead.

"It's tragic and sad and, certainly, no way to end a honeymoon with death like this," said Sheriff David Davis.

Tomeka Blash was charged with manslaughter and is being held without bond. A third person was in the house, Tomeka's teenage daughter, but the sheriff said it's unclear whether she heard or saw anything. 

Keith Carter has known Tomeka for over a decade. He said he couldn't believe what happened Monday afternoon.

"I'd never seen her do no violence or nothing. That's me knowing her," Carter said. "We've been fishing together and everything. This comes as a total shock to me."

Neither Carter nor other friends who arrived to the home knew of the couple having any issues. Davis said his office did not know about any other disputes.

"I just seen them yesterday. Both of them was dressed in red and black together and had just got out of church," Carter said.

He said he never imagined violence would hit so close to home. 

"I never thought this would happen. I didn't see that in her," Carter said.

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