December 14, 2011
Wal-Mart Stays Open After Man Kills Wife Inside Store
If you didn't already have proof that Wal-Mart is not the place to be, this story should seal the deal.
A South Carolina man has been accused to stabbing his wife to death inside a Wal-Mart store last weekend, but what's worse is that the store stayed opened while police investigated the scene. Realizing that it may not be a good idea for shoppers to go near a brutal crime scene, store manager's decided to rope of the area where the woman's bloody dead body lay, while police finished up their investigation, and she was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died.
46-year-old Avery Blandin stabbed his wife, Lila, 38, following a verbal disagreement in the store. One shopper, Phillip Tallent, heard the argument go down and witnessed Avery making "stomping motions," over Lila's body. He alerted management, and threw a chair at Avery in an attempt to stop the altercation. "I picked up the chair and I hit him," he said. Although several shoppers tried to stop him, Avery was able to flee the scene. "That's when I let him go because I already seen what he did with the first one, so I wasn't going to get involved with the next one," Tallent said.
Avery was apprehended after getting into a car accident later in the day. He was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident, then transported to Greenville County Detention Center, where he is awaiting a bond hearing.