Ex-Quicken Loans exec charged in wife’s death

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Novi — A former Quicken Loans executive was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of his wife during a domestic argument this week.

Within a couple hours of his release from an area hospital Wednesday afternoon, Noah Ian Ravenscroft, 36, was charged in a video arraignment from the Oakland County Jail with one count of premeditated first-degree murder of his 38-year-old wife, Kristy.

Novi District Judge Robert Bondy entered a not guilty plea on Ravenscroft’s behalf and ordered him held in the jail without bond pending a probable cause hearing Feb. 1 and a preliminary examination on Feb. 8 before Judge Travis Reeds. Ravenscroft has requested a court-appointed attorney.

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the couple’s township home on Applebrook Drive on a domestic violence run about 9:40 p.m. Monday.

Ravenscroft, his clothing soaked with blood, answered the front door and allowed deputies inside, explaining his wife was dead. She was found in the living room and an autopsy later determined she died from multiple stab wounds believed from a kitchen knife recovered in the home.

Three children, aged 4, 10 and 12 were found on the second floor of the home unharmed. The 10-year-old daughter had made the 911 emergency call reporting her parents were having an argument and her father was looking for a knife.

Ravenscroft was treated at a hospital for an apparent self-inflicted knife wound to the abdomen in what investigators believe was an effort to kill himself after attacking his wife.

Undersheriff Michael McCabe said there had been no reported history of trouble at the Ravenscroft home nor any previous visits by deputies.

Ravenscroft resigned from his job as a senior vice president in technology in December, according to a company spokesman.

If convicted of the charge he faces life in prison with no chance of parole.

A GofundMe account to help with funeral expenses has raised more than $6,000. Visitation for Kristy Ravenscroft is set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 311145 John R. in Madison Heights. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.


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