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Santa Monica grocery clerk dies after attack; husband questioned

August 22, 2011 |  3:04 pm

An Albertson's clerk who was stabbed more than 20 times while working at a Santa Monica store has died of her injuries, police said Monday.

Witnesses told investigators that a man approached the woman, whose identity has not been released, at the supermarket about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and began conversing with her.

"He approached her, whispered something and then jumped on her," said Sgt. Richard Lewis. 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., Lewis said.

The assailant is described as a black man, 6-feet-1 to 6-feet-3-inches tall, weighing at least 220 pounds and wearing a light gray sweatshirt with a hood. Police said his car was an older gold Cadillac.

The victim's estranged husband, Kelvin Green, 52, of Los Angeles is described as a person of interest in the investigation and is being questioned.

"He’s a subject of interest," Lewis said. "He’s not been arrested. That could change."


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