Elias Abuelazam (born August 28, 1976) is an Israeli convicted assassin, and suspect of racial serial killing and a number of stabbings. He’s suspected in a string of 18 stabbing assaults within the spring and summer time of 2010 which resulted in 5 deaths.
A lot of the assaults occurred in Genesee County, Michigan (notably in and round Flint). 4 stabbings occurred outdoors of Michigan: three in Leesburg, Virginia and one other in Toledo, Ohio. Abuelazam can also be suspected in an unsolved March 2009 murder in Leesburg. All of Abuelazam’s alleged victims have been described as “small framed” (e.g. brief, skinny, non-muscular) males, most of them African People.
In the course of the investigation, Michigan media dubbed him “The Genesee County Serial Slasher” (or alternately “The Genesee County Serial Stabber”). Abuelazam was 6 ft 5 inches (1.96 m) and weighed 280 kilos (130 kg) on the time of his reserving.
Abuelazam has been convicted in one of many murders, that of 49 yr previous Arnold Minor in Flint, Michigan which occurred on August 2, 2010. He’s at present serving a sentence of life imprisonment with out the potential for parole for that crime.
Consequently, Genesee County prosecutors have introduced Abuelazam won’t stand trial for the opposite crimes of their jurisdiction, nor will authorities in Toledo or Leesburg attempt him. He’s at present incarcerated on the Ionia Most Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan, inmate quantity 842658.
Police and prosecutors declare Abuelazam would drive round late at night time, strategy males who have been strolling alone, ask for instructions or assist fixing his car, after which stab them. Abuelazam’s alleged victims have been principally black, and police in Leesburg suspect the assaults might have been racially motivated. Genesee County prosecutors nevertheless have declined to take a position on his motive.
Abuelazam can also be suspected of getting stabbed a pal within the face with a screwdriver whereas on a go to to his household in Ramla, Israel in early 2010. Police didn’t pursue the case as a result of the pal refused to press costs.
Leesburg Police have stated Abuelazam can also be a suspect in an unsolved murder from March 2009.