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Police identify pregnant woman stabbed to death

Armanuel Cummings charged with murder in death of D'Anna Thorn, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police on Monday identified a 29-year-old pregnant mother of three who was killed in a stabbing in the city's Brentwood neighborhood over the weekend. 

D'Anna Thorn, who was five months pregnant, was stabbed several times about 6 p.m. Saturday at a home on West 21st Street near Silver Street, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Thorn and her unborn child died a short time later at UF Health Jacksonville.

Thorn's boyfriend, 38-year-old Armanuel Nathaniel Cummings, is charged with murder in her death, according to police. 

Witnesses told officers that Cummings kicked Thorn out of his house after an argument. Thorn was attempting to climb back into the home through a window when Cummings stabbed her repeatedly, police said.

According to the arrest report, when police arrived at the home, Cummings was standing in the front yard talking on the phone. When an officer asked a witness who stabbed Thorn, Cummings overheard and "spontaneously uttered 'I did,'" the arrest report said.

Cummings was arrested at the scene and booked into the Duval County Jail, where he was ordered held without bond. 

Homicide Sgt. David Smith said he was not aware of any previous domestic issues between the couple.

Cummings' ex-girlfriend, who wished to remain anonymous, told News4Jax Monday afternoon that she was shocked to hear what happened. 

"That's not him, man. That man is too good. He don't mess with nobody. He do not," she said. "He's always sweet, nice. He feed you. If you are hungry, come to his house and he will cook. He will give you food."

Records show Cummings worked at First Coast Security, and he had no criminal history. 

"He kept the job. He had a decent job. He would go to work every day. He don't do nothing," said the woman who used to date Cummings.

Cummings' next court appearance is scheduled for May 16. 

News4Jax reached out to Thorn's family members on Monday, but they were too devastated to talk. 

They have created a GoFundMe account to pay for her funeral: 


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