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Mother of Five Dies After Throat Is Slashed In Supermarket By Woman Wearing Camouflauge

August 20, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mother of Five Dies After Throat Is Slashed In Supermarket By Woman Wearing Camouflauge

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A Maine woman died after her throat was slashed by a woman wearing camouflage with a knife inside a Saco grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

Police said at this time they do not think the two women knew each other and the attack was random.

Police said Wendy Boudreau, 59, a mother of five, was attacked near the frozen foods section inside a Shaws Supermarket around 3 p.m. Brave shoppers intervened and prevented the attacker, identified as 31-year-old Connor MacCalister, from fleeing the scene.

Two EMTs were in the store at the time of the attack and immediately began to provide Boudreau with medical attention. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

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MacCalister of Saco, Maine was arrested and was charged with murder Wednesday night.

Police said there is no indication that the two women knew each other prior to the attack. Investigators are trying to determine a motive.

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident as a homicide.

“The medical examiner is planning an autopsy at some point (Thursday), I believe,” Lt. Brian McDonough with the Maine State Police said.

“As far as getting any specifics on the knife attack or stabbing, we really have to defer until that examination is done to really make any comments on that,” he said.

MacCalister’s first court appearance could be either Thursday or Friday.

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