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Man Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Estranged Wife In Santa Monica Supermarket

Kelvin Green, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murdering his estranged wife.
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Kelvin Green, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murdering his estranged wife.

Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:32 am

Staff Report

A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to fatally stabbing his estranged wife at a Santa Monica supermarket.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney immediately sentenced Kelvin Melvin Green to 75 years to life in state prison following his guilty plea to first-degree murder and his admission of two prior strikes for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Deputy District Attorney Amy Carter.

Green was charged in the Aug. 21, 2011, attack on his 46-year-old estranged wife, Christina Talley, who died a day after being stabbed 41 times while working at an Albertsons store at 3105 Wilshire Blvd.

The victim had gotten a restraining order against Green and had told him she was going to permanently end their relationship, according to the prosecutor.

As a result of Green's plea, an assault with a deadly weapon charge was dismissed that involved a good Samaritan who intervened but was not injured.

Two special circumstance allegations -- murder by means of lying in wait and murder while engaged in the crime of mayhem -- were also dismissed.

Green was initially identified as a person of interest, then determined to be a suspect in his estranged wife's killing, according to Santa Monica police.

He was taken into custody the next day and has been held without bail since then.

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Jun. 14, 2014, 8:49:00 am

Opal said...

Now we have to pay for this guy to spend the rest of his days eating 3 meals per day and having showers and a place to sleep. His life is worth less than a rat. Can't we at least use him for medical experiments so his body does society some good?

Jun. 15, 2014, 4:56:28 am

Mark Edwin said...

Why show his picture instead wouldn't it be better to honor his wife by showing her picture?

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