Uncle to testify at Michigan serial stabbing trial
FLINT, Mich. – Prosecutors are expected to call the uncle of a Michigan serial stabbing suspect during the second day of testimony at his trial.
Tony Sahwany drove Elias Abuelazam (EE'-lee-us ah-BOOL'-ah-zahm) to a Detroit-area airport for the first leg of a trip that ended with Abuelazam's capture in Atlanta nearly two years ago.
Abuelazam is charged with murdering 49-year-old Arnold Minor, who was stabbed while walking in Flint after midnight in August 2010. Testimony began Tuesday and resumes Wednesday in Genesee County court.
It's the first trial of the Israeli citizen from a stabbing spree that rocked Flint. At least 14 people were knifed over a few months, and six died. Abuelazam is charged with three murders and six attempted murders.
His lawyers haven't said if they'll offer an insanity defense.