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Authorities say a fellow inmate working in the kitchen of a Michigan jail tried to serve a poisoned apple to a serial stabbing suspect after the two had an altercation behind bars.

Accused serial stabber Elias Abuelazam never took a bite, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said Thursday. But Andre Franklin, 34, now faces a charge of attempted poisoning for the September incident.

The tainted apple, sprayed with oven degreaser with “poison components in it,” never made it out of the kitchen, Pickell said.

“We found out immediately,” he said but declined to say how guards learned what happened.

Pickell said Franklin apparently targeted Abuelazam after the two “had some words with each other.”

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