Tragedy has struck “Wally World” once again after a woman was murdered by her husband over the weekend at a Walmart in Greenville, South Carolina.
According to various local news reports, 47-year-old Avery L. Blandin is accused of fatally stabbing his 38-year-old wife Lilia Blandon, who worked at the Woodforest Bank located inside the Walmart store.
Deputies say they were called to the Walmart shortly after 1 pm Saturday afternoon where they found Mrs. Blandin bleeding to death. She was immediately transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Witnesses told officials that they heard overheard an argument between Lilia and a large man (later to be identified as her husband) that quickly escalated into a physical fight.
Avery L. Blandin, 47, is facing murder charges after he stabbed his wife to death at a Walmart in Greenville, South Carolina.
Customers who were shopping at the Walmart said that they could hear the woman screaming throughout the store. At the bottom of a news story on WY4FF.com in the comments, one person, who witnessed the brutal stabbing with their own two eyes, stated:
I was at the atm machine and I saw it all. That was horriblle. The lady was begging him to please stop and after about three screams she didn’t say nothing else. Please pray for Mrs. Lillian and her three young daughters she left behind.
Another commenter wrote:
This was a horrible scene to see, I can’t get her screams out of my head. I don’t understand why they did not close the store. There were lots of people who pushed thier cart a side and left, but others remained and the lines were long for the employees who saw this and were crying and having to wait on customers.
Other customers were also appalled that Walmart continued to stay open for business, despite the fact that the store had turned into a murder scene.
“I saw there was blood everywhere, on the ground, on the table, on the wall,” said Brittany King, who arrived at the store shortly after the stabbing. “It’s disrespectful to the family that it happened to. Especially the people and the employees who saw it happen.”