Thursday, July 5, 2007

Passerby Ignored Stabbing Victim.


As stabbing victim LaShanda Calloway lay dying on the floor of a Wichita, Kan., convenience store, five shoppers, including one who stopped to take a picture of her with a cell phone, stepped over her, police said.

The woman's June 23 slaying, captured on the store's surveillance video, got scant news coverage until a columnist for The Wichita Eagle wrote about it yesterday. Police have refused to release the video. Calloway, 27, was stabbed in an altercation, and died later at a hospital.

A police spokesman said it was "revolting" that people were "more interested in taking a picture with a cell phone and shopping for snacks" than helping her.

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