Stabbing victim dies; Girlfriend in custody

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police confirmed a man who was stabbed early Tuesday morning has died from his injuries.

Denise Daugherty
Denise Daugherty (Photo/Montgomery Co. Jail)

Police responded to the Falcon Ridge Apartments on Briarwood Avenue around 3:30 a.m. There, they found a man suffering from stab wounds.

The victim, identified by the coroner’s office as 42-year-old John Anthony Thomas, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition. Police told 2NEWS doctors pronounced him dead at 5:20 a.m.

Police think the stabbing was the result of an argument between the man and his girlfriend, Denise Daugherty. She is in the Montgomery County Jail, held on a murder charge.

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