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Former Quicken exec charged in wife's murder has parental rights hearing

Noah Ravenscroft accused of killing wife at Commerce Township home

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COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Noah Ravenscroft wants his parents to be able to see his children unsupervised after his wife's murder, which he's accused of carrying out at their Commerce Township home.

Ravenscroft, 36, is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in his wife's stabbing death. He was denied bond and ordered not to have contact with anyone related to his wife, including their children.

He was in court Thursday afternoon with Judge Jeffery Mattis to fight for his parents to have unsupervised time with the kids. The defense attorney asked for the paternal grandparents to be allowed to visit the children without supervision. Mattis denied the request.

A pretrial date for the parental rights case was set for April 6. 

The children are currently in the care of their maternal grandparents.

What happened

Kristy Ravenscroft was found stabbed to death Jan. 23 in the living room of the home. Deputies were called to the scene at about 9:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Apple Brook Drive, near Huron Valley Hospital. The couple’s 10-year-old child made the 911 call.

Story: 10-year-old called 911 to report mom murdered in Commerce Township

The child told authorities during the 911 call that the father was retrieving a knife. Deputies said they approached the home and saw the husband covered in blood. The husband opened the door and allowed the deputies into the home saying that his wife was dead, according to authorities.

A kitchen knife believed to have been used was found at the home. 

Noah Ravenscroft is a former executive at Quicken Loans.

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