Maksim Gelman Pleads Guilty To Killing 4 In New York City Stabbing Spree

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in a bloody 28-hour rampage stretching from Brooklyn to Manhattan that left four people dead and four others wounded.

Maksim Gelman, 24, entered the plea on Wednesday. He faces life in prison at sentencing. A hearing has been set for Jan. 11.

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Gelman was arrested on Feb. 12 after a deadly stabbing spree which started with a family argument over the use of his mother’s car, police said.

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After killing his stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, 54, in the family’s Brooklyn apartment, police said Gelman went to the home of a female acquaintance, Yelena Bulchenko, 20, where he killed her 56-year-old mother.

Police said he waited hours for Bulchenko to return and then stabbed her 11 times.

Gelman then stabbed a man during a carjacking before plowing into pedestrian Stephen Tanenbaum, 62, who died from his injuries. Authorities said he then attacked a livery cab driver and another man in a separate carjacking.

He was subdued by police at the Times Square subway station around the 40th Street and 7th Avenue exits after slashing subway passenger Joseph Lozito, of Philadelphia.

Earlier this year, court documents showed Gelman told police following his arrest that he would beat the charges and spend a few years in a mental hospital.

Gelman had pleaded not guilty to all the charges in April.

Gelman decided to change his plea because he wanted to get out of his holding cell and begin serving his time in a permanent facility, his lawyer said. Evidence in the case and a doctor’s opinion would prevent Gelman from arguing he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

  • joey r

    ban russians from comming to USA. They come from these poor, aids infested 3rd world corrupt countires an open up prostitution, stripper bars, drugs, and illegal activites here…………….and we supply em with public assitance and education , so they can go back home with $$$………punk bitches

  • j

    Corrupt “Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement – California Dept. of Justice” have killed a lot of people. An alarming number of them steal from suspects, sell drugs skimmed from busts and provide murder for hire.

  • mike

    Ban steak knives and bb guns too

  • Captain Obvious

    I thought NY had the death penalty. This is a good time to use it.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Bklyn mom

    They should send him back to Mother Russia and ship him off to a gulag. That’s all he is good for.

    • RussianGuy

      Russia has nothing to do with it. He is a monster and he should be sentenced to death. Period.

  • Otis

    Ban knives now.

    • DanTe

      Ban Guns too.

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