Virginia college student Leah Adams, 19, will be laid to rest on March 31. Her high school student boyfriend is accused of stabbing her to death. She was found bleeding with a stab wound in a street in the town of Front Royal at around 8:30 p.m. Cops had been called to the scene after getting a report of a possible hit-and-run which later proved to be incorrect. While there, officers received reports of a possible burglary. It was at that scene were Adams' boyfriend, 17, was arrested. He had been driving the victim's car. Adams was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A press release from the Front Royal Police Department says that Adams died after suffering stab wounds to her chest. Her boyfriend has been charged with second-degree murder. If convicted, he could face up 40 years in prison. The Commonwealth Attorney's Office has said that the suspect will be charged as an adult. Adams was a victim of domestic violence, according to authorities. A friend told Fox D.C., "She was just trying to break up with him – that was it – and it led to another thing. That is all what she was trying to do, just break up with the guy, and now she lost her life."
One witness told Fox D.C., "My wife came out here and said she was two driveways down lying on her side because she was bleeding from the neck area." The station adds in their report that Adams was found outside the home of a Front Royal police officer. The suspect will appear in court for the first time on April 6. He is being held at Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center without bond.
Here are the photos that help to celebrate the life of Leah Adams, a life that was ended far too soon: