JUSTICE FRANK VALENTE RULES THERE IS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE FOR ARMAND CUMMINGS TO GO TO TRIAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER
Appearing in Courtroom 303 this afternoon is 43 year old ARMAND GEORGE CUMMINGS in relation to the manslaughter death of Mannie “Josh” Spence.
His Honour Frank Valente is presiding, Crown Attorney Trevor Jukes is present along with defence attorney George Joseph.
CUMMINGS is led handcuffed into the courtroom by the much larger TBPS Special Constables Jason & Ryan.
Cummings stands approximately 5’6″ tall and is slim build with hair tied back in ponytail and an unkempt beard. He’s wearing a black jacket with hood and grey Adidas t-shirt underneath and black jeans. He is yawning a lot.
It’s alleged that an extremely intoxicated Mannie Spence was struck with blows by Armand Cummings in a Shasta trailer strewn with garbage and cigarette butts at 77 Court Street South on Sept 15,2016.
An extreme intensive and thorough investigation was done by Thunder Bay Police Services and as a result, ARMAND GEORGE CUMMING was arrested at 321 Ambrose Street and charged at 2:20am on September 17,2016 in the manslaughter death of Mannie Spence.
CUMMIMGS has a history of violence and violating his bail conditions. He was arrested last week on an alleged aggravated assault and earlier this year on shoplifting charges. He also has a failure to appear in court.
Justice Valente ruled that the case while circumstantial still had enough evidence for a potential conviction.
CUMMINGS IS LED OUT OF THE COURTROOM SMILING AS HE HEADS BACK TO THE THUNDER BAY JAIL.