Chicago Man Stabs Mother to Death After She Told him to ‘Get a Girlfriend’

Andre Brown, 26, of the 3500 block of West 77th Place, was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly fatally stabbing his mother, Damita Collins, 54, on Sunday night. (Chicago Police Department)
Andre Brown, 26, of the 3500 block of West 77th Place, was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly fatally stabbing his mother, Damita Collins, 54, on Sunday night. (Chicago Police Department)

An Ashburn man told police he stabbed his mother to death after an argument because he was angry with her for putting him down and telling him to get a girlfriend, prosecutors said Wednesday.Damita Collins, 54, was found dead Sunday night by her husband, the stepfather of Andre Brown, 26, who is charged with first-degree murder in Collins’ death, prosecutors said. Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Brown held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Collins, who according to her LinkedIn profile managed programs for nine schools run by Ada S. McKinley Community Services, had a dispute with Brown after her husband prepared dinner Sunday night at the home the three shared in the 3500 block of West 77th Place in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini.

Collins’ husband made dinner and took his food to the basement to watch television, while Collins and Brown stayed upstairs, prosecutors said. While watching TV, Collins’ husband heard several loud noises from upstairs.

Just after 9 p.m., the husband went up to his and Collins’ bedroom, and found that it was locked, prosecutors said. He tried to open the door with a key, but Brown pulled open the door and the husband saw Collins lying in a pool of blood on the bedroom floor, prosecutors said.

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