FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that DNA will be powerful evidence in the first murder trial of a man accused in a 2010 stabbing spree in Michigan that killed or injured more than a dozen people.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton delivered an opening statement Tuesday in the trial of Elias Abuelazam (ah-BOOL'-ah-zahm). Abuelazam is accused of stabbing Arnold Minor to death in Flint in August 2010.
Leyton says Minor could only identify his attacker as a white man before he died. But the prosecutor says the key to the case will be Minor's DNA, which was found in blood in Abuelazam's SUV and inside luggage.
Abuelazam is charged with three murders and six attempted murders in the Flint area. He's also charged with attempted murder in Toledo, Ohio.
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Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice were unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.