Prosecutors: Woman charged in slaying was furious over money

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CHICAGO – Prosecutors say an Iowa woman charged in a Chicago man’s slaying was furious that he’d refused to share a financial windfall with her.

A Cook County judge denied bail Tuesday for 28-year-old Katara Channell, citing the evidence against her. The Davenport, Iowa, woman faces a first-degree murder charge in 38-year-old Kevin Tucker’s March killing.

Tucker was found fatally shot in the bathtub of a Chicago motel room he’d checked into with Channell, who was his long-running on-again, off-again girlfriend.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini says a witness told detectives that the day before the slaying Channell said she was furious that Tucker wouldn’t share a recent financial windfall and she planned to lure him to the motel, where a killer would be waiting.
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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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