Marquette woman faces murder charge
By JOHN PEPIN
& The Associated Press
MARQUETTE – A 29-year-old Marquette woman is in a Minnesota county jail, accused of fatally stabbing another woman in a duplex in Duluth Sunday morning.
Twenty-nine-year-old Nicole Leone Revello of Marquette, Mich., was charged in St. Louis County Tuesday with intentional second-degree murder.
Revello is accused of fatally stabbing 46-year-old Lisa Kay Davis of Duluth on Sunday.
The complaint alleges that the dispute started over some clothing that Revello took from the apartment. Duluth police say the dispute was over a pair of pants.
Prosecutor Kristen Swanson told the court Revello intentionally stabbed Davis once in the back and wanted to make sure the knife was removed so that the victim would bleed to death.
Bail was set at $250,000.
City of Duluth Police Department officers were called at 11:55 a.m. Sunday to a residence located in the 100 block of East 5th Street in Duluth on a stabbing report. Officers found Davis had been stabbed. Police said she was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she died.
Police said Revello – who was known to the victim – was located in a back bedroom at the residence and arrested.
The Saint Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy on Davis and will rule on the cause and manner of death.
The landlord of the duplex where the stabbing occurred said neither the victim nor Revello lived in the house. Duplex owner Carl Moody said both women knew the renter.
Moody told the Duluth News Tribune there was no audible commotion in the downstairs unit until Davis screamed after being wounded.
Moody said he has known Davis for decades. She had two adult daughters and several grandchildren. He said Revello was new to the neighborhood.