Woman Stabbed Man to Death That She Met at Alcoholics Anonymous


Another one bites the dust…….

Woman pleads no contest in fatal stabbing
February 19, 2014 

Robyn Kathleen Gevas, 38, pleaded no contest on Jan. 21 to voluntary manslaughter and admitted using a knife to kill Callie Joshua Evans Jr., 62.

A no-contest plea has the same effect as a guilty plea at sentencing. In exchange for her plea, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office dropped a murder charge.Gevas, who has been in custody at the Napa County jail since July 2012, is scheduled to be sentenced March 19 in Napa County Superior Court.

Deputy District Attorney Michelle Rollins said her office had talked in advance with the victim’s family about the terms of the negotiated plea.

“This plea was discussed in advance with the victim’s family who were in agreement with it. Our office determined this to be the appropriate resolution of the case in the interests of justice based on weighing all the facts and circumstances of the case,” Rollins said in an email.

“This is an open plea with a maximum of 12 years state prison to be determined during a sentencing hearing set for March 19, 2014,” she said.

Authorities said Gevas called 911 on July 11, 2012, at about 10:30 p.m. to report she had stabbed Evans at his house in the 2000 block of Euclid Avenue.

Napa police officers who responded to the call found Evans and Gevas at the residence. Evans was found on the kitchen floor, covered in blood, according to court documents. A kitchen carving knife was found close by. Evans was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to court documents.

Gevas was arrested and transported to the Napa Police Department, where she stated she was in a rage when she lunged toward Evans and swung the knife, according to a court filing filed by the prosecution.

According to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office, Evans and Gevas met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. They had been dating for a year and a half before the fatal stabbing.

Earlier, Gevas’ public defender had argued the homicide was a self-defense case. In a brief filed in September, Allison Wilensky, a deputy public defender, said Gevas would testify at trial about Evans’ history of violence toward her and his drug and alcohol history, “which will help a jury decide her state of mind at the time of the stabbing.”

The Public Defender’s Office stopped representing Gevas last fall because of a legal conflict. Her new attorney, Jim McEntee, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

According to court records, both Evans and Gevas had been drinking earlier that day. Evans had talked about marrying Gevas during a golf game with his brother in the afternoon of July 11, 2012.

Evans, who went golfing after his shift at a liquor store, then went to have a “couple” of drinks at a restaurant on Trancas Street before going home, according to a brief the District Attorney’s Office filed last fall.

Gevas, who had her own apartment, spent most of her time at Evans’ house. On July 11, she had been drinking, according to the court filing.

When Evans returned home, the two began to argue and Gevas left to go home. When she returned to the house on Euclid Avenue, Evans told her to go away and said her belongings would be on the front porch the following morning, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Gevas started banging on the door before entering the house through a kitchen door, saying she needed her eye glasses, according to Rollins, the deputy district attorney assigned to the case. The two continued to fight. Gevas later stated she “went into a rage and swung the knife,” according to the filing. She then called 911.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Gevas could have faced 25 years to life in prison.


7 thoughts on “Woman Stabbed Man to Death That She Met at Alcoholics Anonymous

  1. There are some dangerous people in AA. And what makes it worse is virtually anybody can walk into those meetings and just by saying they are ‘sober’ appear wise and trustworthy.

    There is so much abuse that goes on in those meetings ….bith physical and psychological abuse especially.

    Check out the videos here that I made about this oarganisation.



    “Earlier, Gevas’ public defender had argued the homicide was a self-defense case. In a brief filed in September, Allison Wilensky, a deputy public defender, said Gevas would testify at trial about Evans’ history of violence toward her and his drug and alcohol history, “which will help a jury decide her state of mind at the time of the stabbing.”

    If these types of dangerous, dysfunctional connections occurred with the regularity they do at AA and NA within any other organization’s meetings, they would be BANNED!

    Of course there is no way to delve into this woman’s psyche and KNOW what was happening between her and this man when she stabbed him. She may or may not have been in a black out…but my intuition is flowing in the same vein that others have expressed.

    For instance, what if Karla Brada had been able to get the knife from her murderer and successfully defend herself?

    It happens all to often!

    AA sux.

    The system can be treacherous–especially for people defending themselves from violent predators; you are damned if you do and damned if you do not.

    I do not mean to be sexist here. I realize it may look that way to some folks, because if the last one standing were a man here, there may not be speculation that he was “defending” himself. The reality however is that women are more often battered and defending themselves than they are to just be abusive murders who finally kill their prey.

    Available statistics present a chilling picture of the potential lethality of male violence against their female partners.

    FBI data indicate that 30% of female homicide victims are killed by their husbands or boyfriends. This translates into the death of four women per day at the hands of male partners.

    In-depth research on all one-on-one murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases from 1980-84 found that more than one-half of female victims were killed by male partners.
    Battered Women Who Kill

    Research shows that when women kill it is much more likely to be in self-defense than when men perpetrate homicide. Battered women who resort to homicide have often tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to obtain protection from their abusers. If the community fails to help ensure battered women’s safety through law enforcement and other systems, it runs the risk that lives will be lost.

    A Police Foundation study in Detroit and Kansas City found that in 85 to 90% of “partners” homicides, police had been called to the home at least once during the two years preceding the incident; in more than half of these cases they had been called five times or more.

    A Cook County (Illinois) Dept. of Corrections study of a Chicago women’s prison found that 40% if inmates incarcerated for murder or manslaughter had killed partners who repeatedly assaulted them. These women had sought police protection at least five times before resorting to homicide.

    A California state prison study found that 93% of the women who had killed their mates had been battered by them; 67% of these women indicated the homicide resulted from an attempt to protect themselves or their children.

    In reality, only a very small percent of battered women kill their abusers to end the violence. Most suffer in silence or are able to leave the relationship. Several studies have attempted to learn why a small percent of battered women resort to homicide. These studies have found that many women who kill in self-defense:
    ◾Suffer frequent and severe abuse;
    ◾ Are victims of often brutal sexual assault;

    ◾Are frequently threatened with death, especially if they attempt to leave;

    ◾Are caught and beaten if they leave the abuser;

    ◾Suffer severe psychological abuse, such as being beaten in front of others or being forced to watch the batterer kill a pet; and

    ◾Are socially isolated and often imprisoned in their homes.


    Females in AA and NA are even more susceptible to scenarios such as these…all women and vulnerable people need to be educated about the realities of VIOLENT relationships and their outcomes; prison or death.


  3. Random observations
    1.) Proof AA is not in a health care business, it is a social network mixed with quite literally insane and dangerous people who can’t get any help elsewhere and are left with AA as a last resort…
    2.) It’s a dangerous social network where people talk about drinking all the time but are told NOT to drink and this is psychologically proven to never work…
    3.) They end up drinking like insane people because of the insane stuff in their head and often become worse while in AA, not better people w/ better morals or values
    4.) Do you know how many public defenders & prosecutors and lawyers etc. drink at bars with riff raff then come to work and act like they’re smarter than everyone else?
    5.) I’m gonna bet someone “inside” the justice center there knew the guy and his violent history, etc… Just let people like that abuse others until something like this happens— she got pushed too far… just a theory.

    • Hi Juliet. I agree. The 12 steps have become just a dumping ground for the court system. Our tax dollars are supporting a religious cult at work.

  4. A sad story of two people who did not stop drinking as a result of AA and who were violent. People assume that AA members will behave well, when they meet them in a church, but the reality is often rather different. Perhaps if they had used a method that did not have such a poor success rate then things would have been different.

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