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Second teen charged in chase, crash that killed East Cleveland girl

Court documents allege the 15-year-old was behind the wheel of the car that struck and killed Tamia Chappman.

CLEVELAND — A second 15-year-old has been charged in a robbery and car chase that ended in a crash, killing 13-year-old Tamia Chappman last month. 

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In a filing in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, prosecutors allege the teen was the driver of the car during the chase and crash.

The boy faces several charges in connection with the chase and crash that killed Chappman as she walked along Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland, as well as the robbery that led to it on W. 117 Street in Cleveland. 

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The 15-year-old faces murder and aggravated robbery charges with one- and three-year gun specifications, as well as weapon forfeiture specifications. Other charges include failure to comply with a one-year and forfeiture specifications, and having weapons under disability with forfeiture specifications. 

Since the crash, Chappman's family has called for changes to Cleveland Division of Police chase policies.

Another 15-year-old boy has denied the charges against him in connection to the chase and crash. He is charged with murder, aggravated robbery and robbery.  

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