The following is a release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office:
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced Sunday that First Degree Murder charges have been filed against Lisa Davis, 42, of the 500 West 61st Street, Westmont, for the murder of her husband, forty-nine year old David Davis.
On Feb. 15, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Westmont police officers responded to a 911 emergency call at the couple’s residence. Upon their arrival, officers found David bleeding from a knife wound to the right side of his abdomen. Mr. Davis was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital. At approximately 11:36 p.m., Mr. Davis passed away due to his injuries.
Mrs. Davis was arrested at the scene and has remained in custody since her arrest. It is alleged on February 15, at some point in time prior to 7:29 p.m., a Mr. and Mrs. Davis got into a verbal altercation culminating with Mrs. Davis stabbing Mr. Davis with a kitchen knife.
“Every year, more than 1,300 people needlessly die as the result of domestic violence,” Berlin said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Davis’ surviving family and friends as they cope with his murder. I would like to thank the Westmont Police Department for their work on this tragic case as well as Assistant State’s Attorneys Tim Diamond and Amanda Meindl for their efforts in holding Mrs. Davis responsible for her actions.”
Davis has been charged with one count of first degree murder. She is expected to appear in bond court Monday morning at the DuPage County Jail at 8 a.m.
“On behalf of the entire Westmont community, we express our condolences to the Davis family during this tragic time,” Westmont Police Chief Thomas Mulhearn said. “We will continue to work closely with the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of the defendant.”
Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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