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(This is what materialism has brought America to . . . we are now so lost in our worship of the almighty dollar and materialism that we don't even stop shopping when a human being has been murdered in the store while we are shopping, and the store does not even attempt to clear out shoppers and close down while blood is all over the floor and walls and the police are there securing the crime scene over a dead body.  Damn.)

 

 

 

Coroner Identifies Woman Stabbed To Death At Walmart

Deputies Have Man In Custody

 

POSTED: 2:16 pm EST December 10, 2011
UPDATED: 10:36 pm EST December 10, 2011

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The coroner has identified the woman stabbed to death at a Walmart Saturday afternoon.

 

Deputies said they were called to the Walmart on White Horse Road in Berea at 1:21 p.m. about a physical altercation at the store.

 

When deputies arrived, they say they found a woman with injuries.

 

The woman, now identified as 38-year-old Lilia Blandin, was found with injuries and taken to the hospital where she died, according to the coroner.

 

The coroner said Blandin was an employee of Woodforest Bank inside the Walmart store, and was working at the time of the incident.

 

Witnesses told deputies there was a verbal altercation between Blandin and a man.

 

They said the altercation turned physical and the man attacked Blandin. Deputies told News 4 the man left the scene.

 

According to deputies, they have a person in custody but no one has been charged.

 

Several customers were appalled that Walmart stayed open for business through the stabbing and the aftermath.

 

"I saw there was blood everywhere, on the ground, on the table, on the wall," said Brittany King, a shopper who arrived shortly after the stabbing. "It's disrespectful to the family that it happened to. Especially the people and the employees who saw it happen."

 

"From what I can see, they never really gave (the employees) that opportunity to recuperate," said Bob Quarles, who said he walked into the store just as the attack happened.

 

Master Deputy Jennings Autrey said the decision to stay open was up to the management at the store.

 

"The shoppers are not affecting the crime scene," Autrey said. "I just want to be clear on that, that it has been roped off and deputies are there protecting the integrity of the crime scene."

 

Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee told News 4," We did, as requested, close our grocery checkout area to allow the police to do their work and provide some level of privacy, given the circumstances."

 

"This was a senseless act of violence, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family during this difficult time," Gee said.

 

Gee said Walmart was assisting investigators with the investigation and that it turned over surveillance video from the store.

 



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Quote: 'The coroner said Blandin was an employee of Woodforest Bank inside the Walmart store, and was working at the time of the incident".

 

This might sound crazy but does anyone think that because Lillia Blandin was an employee of Woodforest Bank working inside the Walmart store, working in an contracted office space leased on a monthly basis by Walmart to Woodforest Bank, a banking business not associated with Walmart except for the lease, maybe part of the manager's decision making process to not empty the store of all shoppers and close the entire store?

 

"The incident happened in the bank that leasing office space and not directly on the floors of our store"...and you know that the Walmart manager called the corporate office to seek instructions.

 

Quote: "The shoppers are not affecting the crime scene"....reasoning being because the banks is located directly in the front of the store away from the cashiers and all the shoppers.

 

Walmart manager called his regional manager, regional manager called the Walmart corporate office, Walmart corporate office called the corporate offices/headquarters of Woodforest Bank and between all those back & forth phone calls, they probably decided to not close the store for whatever reason...and I'll bet that Walmart will place all the blame on Woodforest Bank since it was their employee who got killed, the murder happened INSIDE the leased direct square footage of the bank and not in the direct square footage of the Walmart store.

 

Now the legal question is...who ends up being sued and paying out millions? Walmart or Woodforest Bank?

 

Woodforest bank blames Walmart and Walmart will probably cancel all their leases of each bank branch within all the Walmart stores that Woodforest bank has branches....and if Woodforest doesn't want that possible risk to happen, then they will pay up...or the two can spilt the payout.

 

The corporate lawyers of both busineses will be feuding over this.

 

Last edited by Cholly

"This might sound crazy but does anyone think that because Lillia Blandin was an employee of Woodforest Bank working inside the Walmart store, working in an contracted office space leased on a monthly basis by Walmart to Woodforest Bank, a banking business not associated with Walmart except for the lease, maybe part of the manager's decision making process to not empty the store of all shoppers and close the entire store?"

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No.  Because the way Walmarts are set up, these leased spaces are right inside Walmart with about as much distinction as the Electronics Department of Walmart, besides, they are usually at the front of the store facing the end of all or most of the cashier stations (where customers pay for their merchandise and exit the store), not only that, but many Walmart have game rooms for kids in between those leased spaces, as well as public rest rooms.

 

So, absolutely, Walmart should have shut down, even if it were until the police finished the crime scene investigation and the crime scene had been cleaned up and/or closed off.

 

 

 

 

 

The only reason I can think of for not closing the store where an incident that resulted in a murder took place is plain 'ol simple GREED!!!   

 

Why else would you think it's okay for people you want to make a good impression on - shoppers spending their money with you - to see another human being's BLOOD all over a section of your place of business?? 

 

And that's a damn freakin' shame!!

 

I hope that store is sued (or boycotted) out of existence!!!!

sunnubian, you're correct but knowing how managers think, this person was straight panicking and thought about how in the world do I remove all the shoppers/employees and close this place?...even for a few hours?

 

Hundreds of shoppers and employees everywhere...coming in and going out..Walmart employees...vendors making deliveries....electronics, bathrooms, McDonalds, nail shop, eyeglass shop, home & gardens, full parking lot, grocery store, at the cashier checkout etc...And I know that he/she looked at the situation and thought about how it would be done and say....No I cannot physically do it.

 

And this also sounds a bit crazy but if Walmart did close the store even for a few hours for police to investigate, apprehend the suspect and remove the body, the corporate thinking is that we will lose dedicated repeat shoppers who will never shop here again...losing millions daily in revenue.

 

Walmart corporate..just like any other corporate headquarters...out of sight, out of mind forever driven by the almighty dollar and decisions made in the boardroom with little remorse.

 

The issue I now have with Walmart after thinking about it...is how will they clear the store of all people (using the exits) in case of a massive store fire or explosion?

 

What is their fire/natural disaster evacuation plan that's coordinated with the city/town/fire/hospital/police?

Last edited by Cholly

I was in my local Wal-Mart store once when all of the electricity went out ... and, apparently, the generators didn't kick in.  They cleared the store and put us out until the problem was corrected.

 

I later found out that the MAIN reason for that was because the store's cameras and security devices were off-line and they felt they could not adequately guard against massive THEFT during that time. 

 

It was closed for about 30 minutes.  And then ... it was back to 'shopping as usual'!!

 

However ... twice since that time I have been in the SAME store when a thunderstorm was raging outside ... and lightening caused the store's lights to momentarily go out ... but within seconds the generator came on ... but the cash registers went offline and the checkers could not ring up purchases!! 

 

In both instances, we were asked to "wait patiently" as it would only be a "few minutes" (more like 20+!!) before they could resume business!! 

Quote by ER: "In both instances, we were asked to "wait patiently" as it would only be a "few minutes" (more like 20+!!) before they could resume business!!"

 

Bottom Line: Walmart, the #1, 24 hour, 365 all anything, everything you need, one stop shopping original big box store...AIN"T gonna close for no reason whatsoever!...Not even for death! 

 

Did you know that Walmart sells caskets and urns online?

 

http://www.usatoday.com/money/...caskets-online_N.htm

 
 
 
 

  This is clear testimony of where we are headed as a country.  I remember a scene in one of those Jesus xmas stories where a murder occurred in the market place and like Walmart folks still wanted to continue selling merchandise inspite of the heinous crime.  The joy and true meaning is simply PLUCKED out of the holiday season which is similar to the harvest time of year celebrated for bringing forth food abundance.  But!  I see it all the time.  Brothas rather ride in those high profile vehicles than to have a intimate committed long term relationship.  Wonder why.  And on the other hand, there are sistas who prefer to date only those with mola dollar bills available for their spending habits regardless of the violent nature of the union....rather than engage in a healtlhy respectful union with a DECENT man and mothers to raise their children-if they have any.  The reasons why this happens really don't matter.  But what is this telling us?  That material things and that almighty dollar surpasses any form of humanity.  Simply put: merchants CARE more about lining their pockets than "respecting the dead" and the incident behind it.  And this is accepted behavior and mimick by what we see today with our young folks.  I agree with Sista ER Walmart SHOULD have been SHUT down immediately.  Cuz really.  This is a no brainer.  And most importantly what message are they sending?  Just step over the blood....please.  I mean first with that lady with the pepper spray who got away with hurting children[cuz she claim she was protecting her kids-bullshit!  Bringing that pepper spray was premeditated[sp]] and now.....this!  Shameful and very very very sad.  But!

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