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Man Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Estranged Wife 41 Times At Supermarket

LOS ANGELES ( — A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing his wife by stabbing her 41 times at a Santa Monica supermarket.

Kelvin Melvin Green was sentenced to 75 years to life in state prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Amy Carter.

Green plead guilty to first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Christina Talley while she was working at an Albertsons supermarket.

The 46-year-old woman had obtained a restraining order against Green and told him she wanted to permanently end their relationship, according to the

L.A. Superior Court Judge James Dabney dismissed an assault with a deadly weapon charge which involved a good Samaritan who intervened in the attack. That person was not injured. The judge also dismissed two special circumstance allegations: murder by means of lying in wait and murder while engaged in the crime of mayhem.

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