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Los Angeles man convicted of fatal stabbing

A 25-year-old Latino was found guilty Dec. 15 of a 2012 stabbing death in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

According to prosecutors, the jury deliberated for nearly three hours before convicting Freddy Leyva of first-degree murder.

Dwayne Eric Alexander, a 49-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed March 14, 2012 at a Job Corps facility in the 1200 block of North Lodi Place in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Alexander was a counselor at the Job Corps facility where Leyva lived.

Alexander, who suffered stab wounds to the face and chest, was transported to a hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Leyva, who faces 26 years to life in state prison, is expected back in court on Jan. 13 for sentencing.

-- Maloy Moore

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