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Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Wife Inside South Carolina Walmart

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Mug shot of Avery Louis Blandin. (credit: Greenville County Sheriff's Office)

Mug shot of Avery Louis Blandin. (credit: Greenville County Sheriff’s Office)

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — A Simpsonville man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was stabbed to death inside a Greenville County Walmart.

Sheriff’s office Master Deputy Jennings Autry says 47-year-old Avery L. Blandin is charged with murder in the death of 38-year-old Lilia Blandin. Lilia Blandin worked at a bank inside Walmart. She was taken to a hospital, where she died Saturday.

Avery Blandin was arrested shortly after the stabbing when he was involved in a traffic accident. He was still in a hospital Sunday, and a bond hearing hadn’t been scheduled.

According to a press release obtained by CBS Charlotte, Blandin is currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center. No bond has been set for him at this time.

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