US judge: Israel serial killer suspect to stand trial

34-year-old Elias Abuelazam already faces 2 murder trials, hearing in Flint to decide if he'll be tried in 3rd killing.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 11, 2011 10:01
Elias Abuelazam, 33, attends an extradition hearing in Fulton County Superior Court on Friday, Aug.

Abuelazam 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

BURTON, Michigan — A Flint-area judge said Monday that there is enough evidence for an Israeli man suspected in a series of knife-slayings and attempted slayings to stand trial in a case where the victim survived.

Elias Abuelazam already faces two murder trials, and a hearing in Flint on Tuesday will decide if he will be tried in a third killing.

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On Monday, a Burton district judge ordered the 34-year-old Abuelazam tried on a charge of assault with intent to murder in the June 12, 2010, stabbing of Antoine Jackson.

Defense lawyers are considering an insanity defense, depending on the results of mental-health exams.

Abuelazam was arrested in Atlanta in August while trying to fly to Israel. He is also charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio.


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