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Subway Stabber's Sentencing Is Postponed

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A man who admitted stabbing his stepfather and two others to death in a rampage across the city will be sentenced next week.

Maksim Gelman pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in a February 2011 spree that included fatally running down a pedestrian, carjacking and attacking a subway rider. No plea deal was offered.

His sentencing is now scheduled for next Wednesday.

He is facing 100 years in prison. Gelman said he wanted to get out of his holding cell and start serving his time in a permanent facility. He says the change in plea came after psychiatrist recently said that Gelman couldn't argue he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

The spree was touched off when Gelman asked to borrow his mother's car and his stepfather refused.

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