SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Prosecutors have filed homicide charges against a man accused of fatally stabbing a female grocery store clerk in Santa Monica last week.
Kelvin Green was charged on Friday with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
Green, 52, is accused of stabbing his estranged wife, Christina Talley, to death while she was at work at the Albertson's Market at 3105 Wilshire Boulevard last Sunday.
He allegedly approached Talley from behind as she worked at a check-out stand and started conversing with her before he stabbed her nearly 20 times in the head, neck and upper torso, police said.
She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead the following day.
The suspect, 52-year-old Kelvin Green, was being questioned by police Monday morning.
There was no immediate word on a motive in the attack.
Green is being held in lieu of $1 million. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 8.
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Kelvin Green (Santa Monica Police Department)