Shoppers Ignore Dying Murder Victim
Wichita convenience-store patrons snapped photos, kept shopping
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Jul 5, 2007 4:07 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Convenience store murders rarely make national news, but when shoppers at a Witchita store did nothing to help a stabbing victim who lay bleeding to death on the floor—except to snap cell phone photos of her—the lack of response did. Wichita Eagle columnist Mark McCormick reported that shoppers actually stepped around and over the body to make their purchases.

An unreleased surveillance video recorded the incident, which a police spokesman called "frankly, revolting";  it was brought to McCormick's attention by an outraged police chief, who found the response "just appalling." The stabbing was not part of a robbery; 27-year-old victim LaShanda Calloway  died at the hospital.