US trial for Israeli serial kill suspect in nonfatal attack

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.
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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