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Saginaw man accused in Amtrak stabbing not guilty due to insanity

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NILES, MI (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 Wednesday. With the finding by Berrien County Judge Dennis Wiley, Williams is expected to get more mental health treatment.

Family members have said that Williams has struggled with delusions and paranoia.

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.

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