Chicago Man Accused of Killing Mom for Telling Him to ‘Find a Girlfriend’

Andre Brown was arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing of his mother after she allegedly put him down and told him to find a girlfriend.
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A 26-year-old Chicago man has been charged with fatally stabbing his 54-year-old mother after she reportedly put him down and told him to find a girlfriend, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Andre Brown was charged with first-degree murder last Sunday in the death of his mother, Damita Collins, who was found dead by her husband, Brown’s stepfather, the newspaper writes.


Brown allegedly told police that he erupted in anger at his mother for “always putting him down and telling him that he needed to get a girlfriend,” the Tribune says.

The incident occurred before 9 p.m. at the family’s home on the city’s Southwest Side after Brown argued during Sunday dinner with Collins, who, according to her LinkedIn profile, managed programs for nine schools run by Ada S. McKinley Community Services, the report says.

The stepfather, who had prepared the dinner but dined away from the two in the basement, discovered his wife’s body in a bloody pool on the bedroom floor, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini. The man confronted his stepson, who fled the scene after a brief chase.

Collins had a deep stab wound to the chest, a slash wound on the neck and a defensive wound on a thumb, prosecutors said. She was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called about 9:45 p.m., police said.


Brown was arrested soon after the slaying, and police found him with blood on his clothing, shoes and hands, as well as cuts to his hands and face, prosecutors said.

Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Brown held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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