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AIRPORT COURTHOUSE — A 53-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife as she worked at a supermarket in Santa Monica was ordered to stand trial this week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

After a two-day hearing, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge found sufficient evidence to require Kelvin Melvin Green to proceed to trial on one count of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegations that Green intentionally killed Christina Talley on Aug. 21, 2011 by means of lying in wait and that the murder was committed while he was engaged in the crime of mayhem.

Prosecutors have not decided whether they will seek the death penalty.

Talley, 46, died a day after being stabbed 41 times as she worked at an Albertsons at 3105 Wilshire Blvd. The assault charge involves a good Samaritan who tried to stop the attack.

Police said Green approached his wife from behind as she was at a register helping customers and began stabbing her. He is expected back in court for his arraignment on March 28, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Inmate Information Center.

Green has previously plead not-guilty. He is currently being held without bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Downtown Los Angeles.

kevinh@smdp.com