Evansville woman sentenced on stabbing charges, for now


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville woman convicted of stabbing a man to death is sentenced to 11 years in prison.

But a surprise in court could throw it out.

Rayven Crook plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter among other charges.

In court, Crook told the judge she was high on meth when she agreed to the deal. But the judge didn’t buy it.

Back in April, she was arrested for murdering Mark Lynn.

Evansville Police said Crook stabbed Lynn inside a home on East Louisiana Street.

The court plans to investigate Crook’s claims.

If they find she was on meth, the plea agreement will be scratched.

Crook would then go on trial for murder.

20-year-old Ebonee Gross is also facing charges of aiding murder. Police say Gross was involved with the stabbing of Lynn.

Ebonee Gross (left) and Rayven Crook (right)

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(This story was originally published on October 22, 2019)

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