NILES, Mich. — A judge has found a man who stabbed four people on an Amtrak train last December not guilty by reason of insanity, according to the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office.
Michael Darnell Williams, 45, “harbored specific delusions that others were following him” and meant to harm or kill him at the time of the Dec. 5, 2014 incident, according to a release from the prosecutor’s office.
Williams entered his plea Wednesday. Judge Dennis Wiley agreed with the plea and found him not guilty by reason of insanity, according to a statement Thursday from the prosecutor’s office.
Williams stabbed a conductor and 3 passengers before being tasered by Niles Police, according to the prosecutor’s office. Prior to that, he was reported to police for behaving erratically on the train.
Williams will serve his sentence within the state’s mental health system. He will be sentenced at a later date.