City man charged in death of ex-girlfriend’s brother
A city man charged in the 2012 stabbing death of the brother of his former girlfriend allegedly sexually assaulted his former girlfriend shortly after she was released from a hospital where she gave birth to her dead child, prosecutors said.
David Noncent, whose age was unavailable, is charged in the Dec. 4, 2012 murder of 26-year-old Courtney Levine. Levine intervened on behalf of his sister when she had told him about the alleged rape, Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Kimm Lacken said at a Monday status conference.
Lacken wouldn’t say whether prosecutors expect to bring charges against Noncent, who has been offered a plea deal calling for a 10-year sentence for manslaughter, for the alleged sexual assault, which took place after the woman needed a cesarean section in order to help her give birth.
An initial offer extended by prosecutors called for Noncent to serve 30 years in state prison. His attorney, Jason Charles Matey, extended a counter offer of 5 years.
Levine’s sister, who is expected to testify against her former boyfriend, was traumatized after her child died during delivery, but Noncent still allegedly forced himself on her when she returned home.
Prosecutors said the couple had a history of domestic disputes and the alleged sexual assault helps shed light on Noncent’s motive for the murder.
What started as an argument between Noncent and Levine inside the Chapel Street home Levine shared with his sister quickly turned violent.
Noncent stabbed Levine once in the chest, piercing his lung. Levine bled to death internally.
Noncent offered an alibi for himself for the time of the murder by having family members account for his whereabouts, but Lacken said authorities disproved it.
Noncent, a convicted sex-offender, has been arrested more than a dozen times. In 1995, he was convicted of criminal sexual contact against two underage females, court records show.
He remains jailed on $1 million bail.