Home invasion suspect dies in Troy hospital

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The man who kicked in the front door of a young couple’s home in Troy on Monday, then held them at gunpoint, has died of injuries he suffered when the homeowners fought back.

Thomas White, 21, of Enterprise, died at Troy Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning, according to Troy police.  Police Chief Jimmy Ennis said he was notified of the death about 6 a.m.

Police were called to the home about 2 a.m. Monday morning and arrived after a violent struggle at a house on Martha George Hall Drive. Both victims and White were transported to Troy Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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The husband and wife suffered cuts and other injuries, police reported. The male victim was released from the hospital Monday morning and the female victim was transported to Birmingham for further treatment to a wound on her hand.

White, who received multiple stab wounds on his back and legs, was guarded by police and cared for in the Intensive Care Unit until he died Wednesday morning.

Charges were pending against White. He was facing one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree robbery, and two counts of attempted murder.

Two other people were arrested and facing those same charges. Parrish Bean and Deanna McLeod, both 2o and of Troy, are each being held on a $500,000 bond – $100,000 for each count.

According to Alabama’s Self-Defense Law, Alabama Code Title 13A, Section 13A-3-23, a person is justified in using deadly force against someone who unlawfully enters their home.