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updated: 2/19/2013 5:18 AM

$2 million bail for Westmont woman charged with killing husband

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A Westmont woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband during an argument was ordered held Monday on $2 million bail, authorities said.

Lisa Davis, 42, faces first-degree murder charges in the Friday slaying of 49-year-old David Davis. She would have to post $200,000 to bond out.

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Police found the victim bleeding from a knife wound to the abdomen about 7:30 p.m. while responding to a 911 call at the couple's home on the 500 block of West 61st Street. David Davis was rushed to a hospital where he died about four hours later, according to a news release.

Lisa Davis was taken into custody at the scene. Prosecutors said she and the victim had been arguing when the stabbing occurred.

"Every year, more than 1,300 people needlessly die as the result of domestic violence," DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Davis' surviving family and friends as they cope with this murder."

The defendant's next court date wasn't immediately available. If she posts bond, she would have to wear a GPS tracking device pending trial, authorities said.

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