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Teen stabbed 8 times by boyfriend was ‘crime of passion,’ DeKalb cops say

Like many girls her age, India Chapman had a lot to look forward to: prom, graduation and an 18th birthday, which was just months away. 

But the vision for those milestones vanished when she was fatally stabbed eight times Friday allegedly by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Sincere Brown, according to arrest warrants. 

Sincere Brown (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

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Police allege Brown, 18, tried to conceal Chapman’s killing, described by DeKalb County police Maj. J. A. Lewis as a “crime of passion.” 

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Chapman’s body was found by one of Brown’s relatives near a home in the 5200 block of Biffle Road, police said. 

Details on what led to the murder have not been released.  

The two attended North Atlanta High School until April 2017, an Atlanta public schools spokesman confirmed. It was not immediately clear where, or if, they were enrolled at the time of Friday’s stabbing. 

Brown remains in the DeKalb jail without bond on charges of murder and concealing a death. 

Chapman’s funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Herschel Thornton Mortuary at 3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in southwest Atlanta, according to an online obituary. A public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Herschel Thornton Mortuary.

GoFundMe account has been created to help cover funeral costs, with a goal of $7,500. 

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