Prosecutor: More Stabbing Charges Expected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Suspect has only been charged in one attack.

The Associated Press
Elias Abuelazam, 33, attends an extradition hearing in Fulton County Superior Court on Friday in Atlanta. Abuelazam, an Israeli citizen, is suspected in several stabbing attacks in Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. And was also a suspect in a separate stabbing in Israel.

FLINT -- A Flint prosecutor says he anticipates more charges in September against a man accused of one stabbing and suspected in 13 others.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton spoke to reporters Tuesday after a brief court hearing for Elias Abuelazam (A'-boo-LAH'-zuhm). The 33-year-old defendant stayed in jail and did not attend.
Abuelazam is charged with attempted murder in just one case. Five men were killed during a series of stabbings in the Flint area.
Defense lawyer Brian Morley received nearly 200 pages and a CD as evidence in the attempted murder case. The next court hearing is Sept. 21.
Abuelazam was arrested Aug. 11 in Atlanta while awaiting a flight to his native Israel. He is suspected in two stabbings and a hammer attack in Virginia and a stabbing in Ohio.


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