stabbing http://michiganradio.org en Abuelazam gets life without parole, other Flint stabbing cases remain http://michiganradio.org/post/abuelazam-gets-life-without-parole-other-flint-stabbing-cases-remain <p>A prosecutor handling charges from a 2010 stabbing spree in the Flint area says he&#39;ll talk to victims and relatives about offering plea deals to close the remaining cases.<br /><br />Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says he needs to balance their feelings with the costs of taking eight more cases to trial. Elias Abuelazam was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday, a month after being convicted in the first murder trial.</p><p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stabbing-suspect-arraigned-flint">Abuelazam still faces two murder trials and six attempted murder trials</a>. He&#39;s also charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio.<br /><br />It&#39;s not known if the 35-year-old Abuelazam is even interested in settling the remaining cases. The next court hearing won&#39;t occur until near Labor Day.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:52:28 +0000 The Associated Press 8021 at http://michiganradio.org Abuelazam gets life without parole, other Flint stabbing cases remain 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 Stabbing suspect arraigned in Flint http://michiganradio.org/post/stabbing-suspect-arraigned-flint <p><span class="byline"><span>(by Steve Carmody, Michigan Radio)<br /><br />A judge has ordered the man suspected in a series of stabbings in the Flint area to be held without bond. &nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elias_Abuelazam"><strong>Elias Abuelazam</strong></a>, an Israeli citizen, was arraigned today and spoke briefly during the court hearing.<br /><br />Abuelazam is suspected in at least 18 attacks in three states in Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia. Five victims died in Flint.</span></span></p> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:33:46 +0000 Mark Brush 24 at http://michiganradio.org Stabbing suspect arraigned in Flint