Adult film actress Jennifer Marchant, 23, pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the death of her 24-year-old boyfriend, Ralph Stone, the Tonawanda News reported on Feb. 7. When police and paramedics arrived, Stone was found bleeding in Marchant’s apartment with a single stab wound to his neck area. Ralph Stone was attended to by police and paramedics, but died a short time later.
Friends say Marchant worked as an adult film entertainer, making films as recently as a year ago. Using the stage name Scarlett Rouge, her Twitter account says Jennifer retired from adult films last year.
According to police Marchant stabbed Stone to death with a kitchen knife in her apartment on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda on Wednesday night. Friends say Jennifer Marchant often wrote about boyfriend Ralph Stone on Facebook. Stone was the father of a two-year-old daughter.
Wednesday night, North Tonawanda police responded to a domestic violence disturbance at Jennifer Marchant’s apartment at 580 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda. Police are not providing a motive at this time, but North Tonawanda police have spoken with Marchant. It is not clear if Marchant confessed to the stabbing of Ralph Stone or not.
During Jennifer Marchant’s arraignment in North Tonawanda City Court Thursday morning, she was remanded without bail, with a court date set for Feb. 11. Both Jennifer Marchant and Ralph Stone had a history of arrests.
Michelle Stone, Ralph’s mother, cannot believe that her son is dead. Michelle said that “to know him [Ralph] is to love him. He was just a fun-loving kid with a really big heart. He worshipped his daughter. She was premature and he was there all the time.”
Michelle Stone said that after a recent rough patch, Ralph was about to start a job at National Fuel and go to the University at Buffalo Law School. Ralph Stone’s mother admits the couple “had a few spats, but every relationship every relationship does. But as far as I know, they got along well. She came for Christmas. She seemed like a real nice girl.”
“Everything was turning around positive for him. We were very proud of him,” Ralph’s mother said.
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