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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:00 pm | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Victor O'Brien

Killeen Daily Herald

TEMPLE – A 57-year-old Temple man stabbed his wife and his boss Friday morning.

Before Marvin Lee Davis, 65, left for work at Wal-Mart Friday, he stabbed his wife, Aurelia Davis, 61, multiple times at 8:20 a.m. He left the knife lodged in her back, Sgt. Brad Hunt said.

The wife called police when Marvin Davis left for work. The wife alerted police that Marvin Davis left their home in the 1300 block of Paseo Del Oro Drive and was headed to the Temple Super Wal-Mart in the 3400 block of South 31st Street.

When Marvin Davis arrived at work around 8:30 a.m., he stabbed the store manager, Joe Stewart, 57. The stabbing happened during a meeting behind the layaway department at the rear of the store, Hunt said.

Marvin Davis left the knife lodged in Stewart's back and walked to the electronics department where he sat down and leaned against a shelf until police arrested him.

Both victims battled life-threatening injuries at Scott & White Hospital Friday.

The electronics and layaway departments were closed, but the store remained open because no customers were threatened.

Corporate staff from Wal-Mart assisted store employees who witnessed the attack during the meeting.

Hunt said no motive was known for the crimes.

Contact Victor O'Brien at vobrien@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468.

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