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December 15, 2014: Los Angeles Man Found Guilty of Fatally Stabbing Job Corps Counselor

Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
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A 25-year-old man was found guilty today of killing a Job Corps counselor two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Jurors deliberated for about three hours before finding Freddy Leyva guilty of first-degree murder in case BA395133. The panel also found a special allegation of personal use of a dangerous weapon, a knife, to be true.

Prosecutors said Leyva was living at a Job Corps facility in the 1200 block of Lodi Place when he killed Dwayne Alexander on March 14, 2012. Leyva stabbed the victim multiple times before other residents were able to subdue and disarm him until police arrived.

Leyva faces 26 years to life in state prison when he’s scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 13.

The case was investigated by Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Division.

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