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Police: Mother Of 4 Murdered By Estranged Husband Outside Chester County Wawa

By Steve Beck, Al Novack

UWCHLAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Police say a husband stabbed to death his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Chester County Wawa late Sunday evening.

James Hvizda is facing first degree murder charges in the death of Kimberly Hvizda.

Investigators say the deadly incident happened at about 11 p.m. at the Wawa on Ticonderoga Boulevard in Upper Uwchlan Township.

According to investigators, James Hvizda met his estranged wife in the parking lot as she was beginning her shift at the Wawa. Police say the two had a conversation before walking over to Kimberly’s van.

Once at the van, investigators say James Hvizda took out a knife and stabbed his estranged wife multiple times. Kimberly Hvizda was pronounced dead at the scene.

After the stabbing, investigators say James Hvizda walked into the Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department and told them he had just killed his wife.

“This was a cold-blooded, pre-planned killing. The defendant executed his wife, the mother of his four children, with casual efficiency. Those four children are now left without a mother and with a father charged with murder,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said.

Kimberly Hvizda had a Protection From Abuse Order against James Hvizda since November of 2011.

James Hvizda is facing first degree murder and related offenses and has been denied bail.

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  • Tray

    This POS has destroyed the lives of his children. No wonder why she didn’t want him…he’s a selfish SOB!!!!

  • connie malone

    We went to 7th and 8th grade together and I had a terrific crush on him. I can’t believe he turned out to be this type of man. My heart goes out to the kids and to both families.

  • Amy M.

    Correction: It is about men who want to control women.

    • Zzbar

      Is there ever a time when women want to control men? Not that either is right, just asking.

      • Amy M.

        Yes, I’m sure they do but it is predominately men who kill women after they leave them.

  • Amy M.

    It is not about divorce being easy or not. It is about men who to control women.

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