Los Angeles News
Man Charged In Fatal Subway Stabbbing
By Alex Nochez
Jan 22, 2014 - 6:40:32 PM

LOS ANGELES — A man arrested for a fatal stabbing was charged with murder on Tuesday, January 21.
Vermont/Santa Monica station.


Angelo Correa, 25, was charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for one count of murder. He is accused of killing Jose Velasco-Alvarado, 34. A press release from the District Attorney's Office indicates that prosecutors asked for Correa's bail to remain at $1 million.


The January 13 stabbing occurred at around 9:20 a.m. at the Red Line Vermont/Santa Monica station. The District Attorney's bulletin notes that Correa and Velasco-Alvarado got into a verbal altercation as the train approached the station. Correa then walked away from Velasco-Alvarado, walked back towards him and stabbed him once before exiting the train and the station. The victim was taken to the LAC-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m.


An anonymous tip led investigators to Correa's residence in Hawthorne, where he was arrested. The District Attorney’s Office noted that Correa allegedly killed Velasco-Alvarado using a folding knife.

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