Trial scheduled for Michigan man accused in Amtrak stabbing

NILES, Mich. (AP) - A man accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan is scheduled for trial in November.

Dates were set Tuesday during a hearing for Michael D. Williams. A judge ruled in March that he was mentally incompetent for trial, but he was found competent this month after receiving medications and treatment.

Family members have said that Williams has struggled with delusions and paranoia. He's pleaded not guilty.

Police say the Saginaw man told them he started the attack Dec. 5 after seeing a man on the train 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.

Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015