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Husband charged in Santa Monica grocery clerk's slaying

August 27, 2011 | 11:29 am

The estranged husband of a Santa Monica Albertson's clerk faces homicide charges for allegedly stabbing the woman more than 20 times.

L.A. prosecutors on Friday charged Kelvin Green with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon in the Sunday incident. According to a statement, Green is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 8.

Witnesses told investigators that a man approached the woman, Christina Talley, at the supermarket about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and began conversing with her.

"He approached her, whispered something and then jumped on her," Sgt. Richard Lewis told The Times.

She was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being stabbed more than 20 times in the head, neck and upper body.

She was pronounced dead of her injuries about 2:30 a.m. the next day, Lewis said.

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