(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.
not linked to local crimes'
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.
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 August while trying to fly to
Israel. He is also charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio.