Judge Denies Bond for Eastern Iowa Woman Accused of Murder

CHICAGO (AP) – 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 yesterday(Tue) for 28-year-old Katara Channell, citing the evidence against her. The Davenport 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. 

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.