According to the New York Post, a woman multiple times during a shift at ShopRite located at 76 Central Ave, Clark, NJ 07066.
On Sunday, January 2, 2022, an argument broke out between two employees at the grocery store. Using a large kitchen knife, 57-year-old Melissa Prince stabbed the victim at least 13 times in the torso. The victim was taken to the hospital and was said to be in critical condition.
Prince worked for the grocery store for over eight years. She has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, and weapons possession counts.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a stabbings victim attorney representing victims in civil lawsuits to recover financial compensation. Brian recently shared when victims could sue a grocery store if they were stabbed there.
"It is often confusing to understand who can be held liable for a violent crime, such as a stabbing. However, a grocery store owner can be held liable if they fail to provide a certain level of security on their property. Basic security plans can include security cameras, sufficient lighting, and hired security personnel. Grocery stores are also legally responsible for providing security for their customers and employees. This safety plan is to reduce the risk of preventable crimes and injuries."
"When a violent crime occurs at a grocery store, victims should inquire if the business met this legal obligation. Many times stabbings only take place when property owners act negligently. This might include failing to increase security measures when the area has seen an increase in violence or crime. Additionally, if an employee has a history of violence or misconduct and is allowed to remain employed, a court of law might find the property owner liable. These reasonably foreseeable crimes can be held against the negligent grocery store owner."
"Victims of grocery store stabbings have legal options available and should seek the counsel of an experienced stabbings victim attorney. The attorney will go over the best actions allowing the victim to recover from their damages."