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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/video/crime/2010/08/13/ga.stabbing.suspect.hearing.cnn.640×360.jpg caption="Elias Abuelazam, 33, is linked to 18 stabbings in Michigan, Virginia and Ohio, police say" width=300 height=169]
Serial killing suspect Elias Abuelazam agreed in an Atlanta court Friday to be sent back to Michigan to face murder charges but will have a chance to change his mind because his lawyer was not present at the hearing.
The judge has scheduled a second session for later in the day.
Abuelazam is suspected of slashing 18 victims in three states, killing five of them.
The suspect agreed to waive an extradition hearing, a court proceeding in which Michigan would have made its case on why he should be returned and Abuelazam could have argued why he should not.
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