Elias Abuelazam http://michiganradio.org en No more trials for Michigan serial stabbing suspect http://michiganradio.org/post/no-more-trials-michigan-serial-stabbing-suspect <p>FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A man charged in a series of stabbings in a Michigan city in 2010 will face no additional trials unless his first murder conviction is overturned on appeal.</p><p>Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says two murder cases and six attempted murder cases will be suspended against Elias Abuelazam. The action was disclosed Friday at a court in Flint.</p><p>Leyton says additional trials would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Abuelazam, a native of Israel, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after a first murder trial last spring.</p><p>People convicted of first-degree murder in Michigan are automatically entitled to an appeal. Abuelazam's is in the early stages.</p><p>Abuelazam defense attorney Ed Zeineh called the prosecutor's decision appropriate.</p><p>An attempted murder case is pending in Ohio. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:07:48 +0000 The Associated Press 9378 at http://michiganradio.org No more trials for Michigan serial stabbing suspect Jury finds Elias Abuelazam, accused serial stabber in Flint, guilty of murder http://michiganradio.org/post/jury-finds-elias-abuelazam-accused-serial-stabber-flint-guilty-murder <p>Update:</p><p>A man suspected of stabbing 14 men in and around Flint, Mich., two summers ago has been convicted of first-degree murder in the first case to go to trial.</p><p>A Genesee County jury convicted Elias Abuelazam (EE&#39;-lee-us ah-BOOL&#39;-ah-zahm) on Tuesday of fatally stabbing 49-year-old Arnold</p><p>Minor in August 2010. Minor&#39;s blood was found on Abuelazam&#39;s clothes and in his SUV. Abuelazam was arrested trying to board a plane to his native Israel.</p><p>Investigators say Abuelazam asked for directions or help with car trouble before stabbing his victims. Five of the 14 Flint-area victims died. Abuelazam also is charged with stabbing someone in Toledo, Ohio, and is suspected in attacks in Leesburg, Va.</p><p>Abuelazam&#39;s attorneys argued he was insane that summer. A psychiatrist said he was compelled by violent delusions.</p><p>12:27 pm:</p><p>A lawyer for an Israeli immigrant charged with murder in a Michigan stabbing spree is telling jurors to find him not guilty by reason of insanity.</p><p>Attorney Ed Zeineh says Elias Abuelazam heard voices and saw black clouds two summers ago and fits the profile of a paranoid schizophrenic.<br /><br /> Jurors are hearing closing arguments Tuesday in Genesee County court.&nbsp; Abuelazam is on trial for the fatal stabbing of 49-year-old Arnold Minor. Prosecutors say he was not mentally ill and should be held criminally responsible.<br /><br /> Fourteen people were stabbed in and around Flint two summers ago, and five died. Abuelazam is charged in nine of those stabbings, including three deaths. He&#39;s charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio. Tue, 22 May 2012 19:20:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7565 at http://michiganradio.org Jury finds Elias Abuelazam, accused serial stabber in Flint, guilty of murder Suspect in series of stabbings appears in court http://michiganradio.org/post/suspect-series-stabbings-appears-court <p><strong>Update 12/10/2010 6:28 a.m.:</strong></p><p>A judge <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/local&amp;id=7833323">has ruled</a> that there is enough evidence against <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1688020/news/Serial.killer.suspect.waives.extradition">Elias Abuelazam</a> to send his cases to Genesee County Court.&nbsp; That means Abuelazam now faces one murder trial and five attempted murder trials in connection with a <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1687873/Michigan.News/Prosecutor.No.motive.for.serial.stabbings">series of stabbings</a> in and around Flint earlier this year.&nbsp; As the Associated Press reports the number of cases involving Abuelazam could grow:</p><blockquote><p>Abuelazam will return to court Friday for a probable cause hearing in the stabbing death of Arnold Minor in August. Another murder case is scheduled for a similar hearing on Dec. 16.</p></blockquote><p>Abuelazam also faces a charge of attempted murder in Ohio.</p><p>___</p><p><strong>Update 12/9/2010 6:42 a.m.:</strong></p><p>A man accused of a<a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1687873/Michigan.News/Prosecutor.No.motive.for.serial.stabbings"> series of stabbings</a> in Genesee County will appear in court today.</p><p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1688020/news/Serial.killer.suspect.waives.extradition">Elias Abuelazam</a> will face four hearings, all involving charges of attempted murder in and around the Flint area earlier this year. A judge must determine whether there’s probable cause to send him to trial. Abuelazam has already been ordered to face one murder trial.</p><p>Two more probable-cause hearings are scheduled for tomorrow and next Thursday. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:38:15 +0000 Zoe Clark 519 at http://michiganradio.org