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Husband arrested in fatal stabbing at Santa Monica Albertson's

August 22, 2011 |  7:30 pm

Kelvin Green The estranged husband of an Albertson's clerk in Santa Monica was arrested Monday on suspicion of fatally stabbing the woman while she was working at the grocery store, police said.

Kelvin Green, 52, of Los Angeles was taken into custody after investigators determined that he was a suspect in the Sunday stabbing of the woman, the Santa Monica Police Department said. She died Monday of her wounds. Her name has not been released.

Witnesses told investigators that a man approached the woman at the store in the 3100 block of Wilshire Boulevard about 3: 30 p.m. 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

At least 13 homicides have been reported in Santa Monica since January 2007, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

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Photo: Kelvin Green. Credit: Santa Monica Police Department

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