Man accused in grocery store stabbings appears in court

Posted at 11:26 AM, Oct 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-18 13:29:21-04

A man accused to stabbing two people at a Salt Lake City Smith's grocery store in April appeared in court Thursday.

Kiet Thanh Ly is facing six counts, including two counts of attempted murder.

Police said Thanh Ly bought a kitchen knife from the grocery store on 500 East and then went outside and started stabbing people in the parking lot, seemingly at random.

A concealed carry permit holder subdued Thanh Ly until officers arrived.

During the preliminary hearing Thursday, the court heard from the sales clerk that sold Thanh Ly the knife. She said he asked her to remove the safety material at check out.

At least one of the stabbing victims is also expected to testify.