Mount Carmel man charged in deadly stabbing; victim identified


Pictured: Ruben Corzine. (Photo courtesy Wabash County Sheriffs Office)


MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (WEHT) – The Wabash County Coroner’s office identified the victim of a stabbing as 41-year-old Jennifer Phelps.

Police said Phelps, of Mt. Carmel, was stabbed Wednesday morning in Wabash County.

Pictured: Jennifer Phelps

Ruben A. Corzine is charged with murder and is being held on a $5 million bond in connection with the incident.

Corzine was reportedly Phelps’ fiance, police said.

Corzine will next appear in court on February 10 at 1 p.m.

Original story

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (WEHT) — A Mount Carmel man has been arrested and charged in a deadly stabbing investigation.

Police were called to the 900 block of N. Cherry Street after 8:30 Wednesday morning, where police say they found a woman’s body.

Officers arrested 32-year-old Ruben Corzine at the scene.

Corzine is being held without bond.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.

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(This story was originally published on January 30, 2020)

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