Man accused in Amtrak stabbing not guilty due to insanity

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:44 PM
Man accused in Amtrak stabbing not guilty due to insanity

NILES, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Michael D. Williams was awaiting trial, but the Berrien County prosecutor's office says he entered the plea and the finding was made Wednesday by Berrien County Judge Dennis Wiley.

Williams is expected to be evaluated for more mental health treatment.

Family members have said the Saginaw man struggled with delusions and paranoia.

Police say he told them he started the attack Dec. 5 after seeing a man turn into a demon. The train began in Chicago and was bound for Port Huron.

Investigators say Williams stabbed a conductor and three other people when the train stopped in Niles, about 10 miles north of South Bend, Indiana.