Michigan Prosecutor Says Suspected Serial Killer Will Face Life In Prison

After waiting two weeks to get suspected serial stabber Elias Abuelazam back in Michigan, it could take prosecutors far longer to get him to trial. Court proceedings could “take a year, easily,” said Brian Morley, one of Abuelazam’s attorneys. Although he suspected in a series of 18 stabbings in three states, killing five in Genesee County — Abuelazam still has only been officially charged in one attack. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said “a backlog” of evidence at the Michigan State Police crime lab is holding up prosecutors from getting the evidence they need to further charge Abuelazam.