A man convicted of a rifle-slaying committed at age 11 has been charged with assaulting two prison guards.
Twenty-five-year-old Nathaniel Abraham has a preliminary examination Monday on accusations he attacked the guards Nov. 21 at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia.
Abraham is serving four to 20 years for drug possession.
His former lawyer Daniel Bagdade visited Abraham in prison and tells the Detroit Free Press he doesn't think his ex-client would attack guards.
Bagdade says Abraham was placed in isolation after protesting officials' refusal to allow a visit with his girlfriend.
Abraham was convicted of murder for using a stolen rifle to kill 18-year-old Ronnie Greene in Pontiac in 1997 and was held until turning 21.