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Judge: no grounds to overturn serial stabber's murder conviction

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man accused of a series of fatal stabbings in Flint in 2010.
    
The court on Wednesday found no grounds to overturn the results in the first-degree murder trial of Elias Abuelazam (EE'-lee-us ah-BOOL'-ah-zahm). He was convicted of killing Arnold Minor.
    
Abuelazam was charged with three murders and six attempted murders. But Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has said there will be no additional trials because Abuelazam already is locked up with a no-parole sentence.
    
The native of Israel was living with an uncle in Flint in 2010. Fourteen people were stabbed, and five died.
    
The victims were attacked by a man who asked for directions. Abuelazam told experts that he was under the spell of demons.

Abuelazam was also accused of stabbing Tony Leno in Toledo.
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