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Elias Abuelazam, Mich. stabbing spree killer, sentenced to life for murdering Arnold Minor

Elias Abuelazam (AP Photo)

Elias Abuelazam (AP Photo)

(CBS/AP) FLINT, Mich. - Elias Abuelazam, the 35-year-old Israeli native who was convicted of murder in the 2010 stabbing spree in Michigan, has received a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Abuelazam was convicted last month of fatally stabbing Arnold Minor near downtown Flint.

His lawyers tried to convince jurors that he was a paranoid schizophrenic who thought he was controlled by demons during the stabbing spree. But the jury agreed with experts who interviewed Abuelazam and had a different opinion about his mental health.

Abuelazam is charged with two more murders and seven attempted murders, including one in Toledo, Ohio.

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