Veronica Wilson charged with murder in stabbing death of Andre Brown

Veronica Wilson / Photo from Chicago Police
Veronica Wilson / Photo from Chicago Police

Homicide Watch Chicago

A mother of seven was ordered held on $800,000 bond Wednesday after prosecutors claim she fatally stabbed her boyfriend Monday on the South Side.

Authorities said 48-year-old Veronica Wilson stabbed Andre Brown three times during an argument in the 3000 block of East Cheltenham Place about 12:20 a.m. Monday.

The exchange started in their home about two blocks away when Brown accused Wilson of cheating, said Assistant State’s Attorney Lashunda Cooperwood.

Wilson then grabbed a knife and left, but Brown followed her outside and attempted to convince her to return home, Cooperwood said.

Wilson initially called 911, but hung up and then stabbed Brown three times in the chest. Brown staggered across the street and tried to hold himself up on a fence before collapsing, Cooperwood said.

Wilson then went home without calling for an ambulance, Cooperwood said.

Brown, who had defensive wounds on his hands arms, died at the scene, authorities said. Prosecutors said he was 51 years old, but the Cook County medical examiner’s office said he was 46.

An passerby eventually called 911 and Wilson returned to the scene when emergency crews arrived, Cooperwood said.

Surveillance videos showed Wilson dragging Brown’s body and rummaging through his pockets as he laid on the ground, Cooperwood said.

Wilson, of the 7800 block of South Shore Drive, was charged with first-degree murder, authorities said.

On Wednesday, Judge Laura Sullivan ordered her held on $800,000 bond and issued a next court date of Nov. 2.

An assistant public defender said Wilson completed her junior year of high school and has seven children.

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