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Prosecutors say a Davenport 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 27-year-old Katara Channell, citing the evidence against her. The 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 reported 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.

Scott County Sheriff's deputies arrested Channell on Sept. 26. She waived extradition to Cook County during a hearing Sept. 27 in Scott County District Court. 

Channell was released to Cook County officials on Oct. 7. 

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