Man charged with fatal stabbing of Reginald Boston, cousin of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend

Chicago Sun-Times

Dalashawn Brown | Chicago Police

Dalashawn Brown | Chicago Police

A south suburban man was ordered held on a $500,000 bond Tuesday, charged with fatally stabbing Reginald Boston, the cousin of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

Dalashawn Brown, 30, was outside the building of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on the Far South Side early Sunday, as were the victim and his cousin, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.

Boston, 26, and his cousin, who is dating Brown’s ex-girlfriend, heard footsteps in the gangway in the 3200 block of East 91st. When they saw someone walking in the gangway toward them, they saw Brown, Santini said.

Someone else asked who it was, and Brown responded “it’s Dayla,” referring to his nickname, Santini said.

Reginald Boston | photo provided

Reginald Boston | photo provided

As he approached, Brown, who was wearing a puffy green coat, pulled his hands out of his coat pocket to show that he had nothing on him, Santini said. He then went on to say he was in the area for his kids.

When Brown’s ex-girlfriend opened the door, her current boyfriend looked in her direction before looking toward Brown, Santini said. At that moment, he saw Brown pull back his arm from Boston’s abdominal area, Santini said.

Brown then ran away, Santini said. Boston went on to tell his cousin that Brown stabbed him and the two went after Brown, Santini said.

Soon, Boston had a hard time breathing. He later died at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

Boston’s cousin later identified Brown as the man who stabbed Boston, Santini said.

Brown was arrested at work in Crestwood the same day.

Brown, a father of four, was employed at an oil change facility, an assistant public defender said.

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