Update: Serial Stabbing Suspect

By: AP
By: AP
Jail officers say that had to use a stun gun to control serial stabbing suspect Elias Abuelazam, after he tried to punch a guard.

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, Mich. (AP) -- A man charged in a series of fatal stabbings in Michigan has been accused of assaulting jail officers.
Authorities say officers used a stun gun on Elias Abuelazam after he tried to punch a guard at the Genesee County jail Oct 27. He was arraigned Thursday on charges of assaulting an officer.
Defense attorney Ed Zeineh voiced concern Friday at visible injuries to Abuelazam, who he says was previously a model prisoner.
Abuelazam faces a Nov. 12 hearing to determine whether there's probable cause to send him to trial in one of the three murder cases. He also faces five charges of attempted murder in Michigan and one in Ohio.
The 33-year-old was arrested in Atlanta in August as he was about to board a plane to Tel Aviv.


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