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Student Accused of Stabbing Beloved Job Corps Counselor Charged With Murder

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Freddy Leyva, the 22-year-old Job Corps student accused of fatally stabbing a beloved program adviser, is being charged with murder.Dwayne Alexander, known to many at the small Hollywood school as "Mr. A," was stabbed multiple times Wednesday afternoon in his office on campus. Students and staff were on hand and helped hold down Leyva at the scene while emergency personnel tended to Alexander.

Witnesses say the crime scene was gruesome.

The counselor, who has been described by past and present program attendees as being "beloved" and a "father figure," was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Leyva was arrested a short time after by Los Angeles Police Department officers, and was jailed on $1 million bail, notes City News Service. If convicted, he could receive a sentence of life in prison.

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