Lilia Blandin was stabbed in the middle of the store by her husband, Avery, and died later at local hospital. Witness report seeing the Blandins get into a verbal argument, that turned physical and then Avery attack his wife with a knife on her chest and neck.
He was hit by a chair by another patron trying to break up the attack, but Avery pulled a 2nd knife and fled the scene in his car. He was captured and arrested.
The Wal-Mart made the decision to cordon off the area of the murder scene with police tape, but kept the remainder of the store open to all for more holiday shopping.