Prison Poisoning Attempt Against Serial Stabbing Suspect

Thursday, Dec 30, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
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Prison Poisoning Attempt Against Serial Stabbing Suspect

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Elias Abuelazam

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The Genesee County, Mich., prosecutor's office said a jail inmate has been charged with trying to poison serial killing suspect Elias Abuelazam.

Prosecutor David Leyton told the Flint Journal an inmate tried to put an oven cleaner in Abuelazam's food.

Leyton said it happened some time ago and he isn't revealing the suspect's name. Attempted poisoning can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

Abuelazam faces charges of murdering three people and trying to murder five others for a series of stabbings in the Flint area. He's also charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio, and suspected in similar attacks in Leesburg, Va., where he once lived.

Abuelazam was arrested in Atlanta on Aug. 11 while trying to fly to his native country, Israel.

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