Lawyer won’t offer mental health evidence in stabbing case

October 1, 2018 GMT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The lawyer for a man accused of stabbing a Flint airport police officer has dropped plans to introduce mental health evidence.

Joan Morgan made the disclosure in a court filing Monday. Jury selection starts Nov. 5 in Flint federal court.

Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR’ fuh-TOO’-ee) is a native of Tunisia who lives in Montreal. He’s accused of stabbing Lt. Jeff Neville while yelling “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” Neville survived the attack in June 2017.

Ftouhi is charged with committing an act of violence at an airport and interfering with security.