VALLEY VILLAGE (  —  The 7-Eleven clerk whose husband was fatally stabbed by a homeless man last Friday in Valley Village spoke out tonight — the same day she was able to leave the hospital recovering from her own stab wounds and the day she buried her husband of several months.

It’s a story that is Only On 9.

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Delmy “Paulina” Lopez spoke to KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin by phone as she recuperates at her mother’s house.

Lopez and Washi Ahmed were married his past November.

She and Ahmed chased a homeless man out of the store last week after he allegedly stole a hot dog and beer. The man turned on them with a knife.

Her stabbing and Ahmed’s murder were caught on surveillance video.

“I still cant believe it, you know,” Lopez said, “I close my eyes and I see him. So many memories.”

She was stabbed in the stomach, back and both arms. Ahmed, trying to protect her, was stabbed in the neck.

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“I ask myself why did I do it, you know?,” Lopez says.

Friday morning she buried Ahmed as their friends and family — and even customers who loved the pair — looked on.

He had two children from a previous marriage. Neighbors told Nochlin he was like a father to their kids as well.

(credit: Delmy Lopez)

(credit: Delmy Lopez)

“This is a very sad day for me, you know, since last Friday,” said Nazim Mahamud, Ahmed’s friend and neighbor.

Cards, flowers, candles and balloons adorn the front of the 7-Eleven — even a week later from the fatal stabbing. That show of support is helping her heal, she told Nochlin.

“He was a good man, he was a hard-worker, he gave everything to 7-Eleven, you know,” said Lopez.

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She added, “I will always love him.”