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Stabbing Spree Suspect: I'm the Victim of a Setup

Monday, February 14, 2011

A 23-year-old Brooklyn man accused of going on a 28-hour stabbing spree that sparked a manhunt over the weekend was arraigned Sunday on second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing four people during the rampage.

Maksim Gelman, who was arrested in the Times Square subway station Saturday morning, shouted that it "was a setup" as he was led from a police station to court Sunday night. He did not speak during the arraignment.

He is charged with stabbing three people to death, killing a pedestrian with a car, injuring several people and hijacking cars. He did not appear at a procedural hearing Monday morning in Brooklyn.

A public defender representing Gelman said his client was calm and rational and that he understood the charges he's facing.

Gelman's stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, was stabbed numerous times around 5 a.m.  Friday, police said. The 54-year-old was found by cops in his Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, home.

Following a call to 911 on Friday afternoon, cops found the bodies of Gelman's girlfriend, 20-year-old Yelena Bulchenko, and her mother, 56-year-old Anna Bulchenko, several blocks away.

Gelman allegedly fled the scene in a stolen Lexus. He then allegedly carjacked a second vehicle and stabbed the driver before hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian died at the hospital, and the driver is in stable condition.

With the Associated Press

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Comments [2]

cj from nyc east v

As we now know, Ms. Bulchenko was <i>not</i> his girlfriend, she was an ongoing victim of his obsession.

Feb. 15 2011 07:42 AM
Dolph Lundren from Dark Days

rob laquinta

Feb. 15 2011 03:13 AM

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