A North Hollywood resident pleaded not guilty today to fatally stabbing a man after a verbal dispute on a Metro Red Line subway train at a station beneath Vermont Avenue last month.
Angelo Correa, 24, is charged with murdering Jose Edgaro Velazco-Alvarado, 34, who was stabbed about 9:20 a.m. Jan. 13 aboard a Red Line train that had stopped at the Vermont/Santa Monica Boulevard station. He died at a hospital.
The attack was reportedly captured by a video camera inside the train.
Correa was arrested Jan. 17 at his North Hollywood home.
The criminal complaint alleges that Correa used a folding knife in the commission of the crime.
Correa was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $1 million bail. He is due back in Los Angeles Superior Court March 10.
--City News Service