August 13th, 2010
02:22 PM ET

Second hearing set for suspect in Michigan killings

CNN Wire Staff

[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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  1. NapoleonVanHardridge

    What are they hiding? The judge let em go the first time to continue to kill black people, but now the media don't cover the case. Where's are so – called black leaders at .../

    August 14, 2010 at 8:44 am |
  2. peter freeman

    He is an Arab, just because he's from Israel doesn't mean he's not an Arab. You can tell by his name. Certainly should not have been here committing crimes.

    August 14, 2010 at 3:21 am |
  3. Hilary

    I wonder if we'd be treating this guy as "just another psycho serial killer" if he were from an Arab country.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  4. Wes

    I am wondering why we haven't seen any victim profiles in these killings. Seems like anytime something horrible like this happens, the media will show pictures and interview family members of the victims. Why not in this case?

    August 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm |

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