Suspect charged in New York stabbing, carjacking spree
February 13th, 2011
10:09 PM ET

Suspect charged in New York stabbing, carjacking spree

A man suspected in a series of stabbings and carjackings in New York was charged Sunday night with the murders of four people, authorities said.

Maksim Gelman (pictured) was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of assault, two counts of robbery and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, Brooklyn District Attorney's office spokesman Jonah Bruno said.

He will be back in court Monday, at which point he'll have a lawyer appointed for him, according to Bruno.

As he was led away from Brooklyn's 61st precinct to an awaiting police cruiser earlier Sunday, Gelman was deluged with questions from gathered media and hostile shouts from the crowd. After uttering an expletive, he said, "This
was a set-up, man."

Authorities said Saturday that Gelman allegedly stabbed three people to death, hit and killed a man with a car, slashed at least five other people and carjacked two vehicles before he was wrestled to the ground early Saturday
while attempting to break into the cab of a subway car.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    now that sounds like a man that can't handle his drugs... how do they catch a guy like this alive? if i was a cop...he would have been resisting arrest and had an accident..

    February 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. eric

    In his pants

    February 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. eric

    They always said he was a rambunctious boy!

    February 13, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. eric

    Another sleepy night in NYC. Only loosers would live there anyway. Chickens coming home to roost.

    February 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Homeless guy who sleeps outdoors

    Will work for food !

    February 14, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    Four counts of murder (three fataly stabbed and one vehicular homicide that's 4). One count of attempted murder (that's 5). One count of assault (that's 6). Two counts of robbery (thats 8). 8 victims. Then down below it says three stabbed, one hit with a car, five slashed, two carjacked (that's 11). 11 victims. Somehow I get the idea somebody doesn't know how to count. Then he says he's been set up....probably will be walking tomorrow.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. mirangoff

    With crimes like these no wonder there is a huge demand for Criminal Justice professionals get a degree from "United Forensic College"

    February 14, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    Its SO obvious, he WAS set up . I bet the prosecutor is awake all night trying to find something ANYTHING to get this guy behind bars .

    February 14, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    He should use the insanity defense because he would hafta be crazy to think ANYONE would buy him bein framed. What a nut.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. whoopingcough

    Once again all Bushes fault

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. AMERICA 1st

    Why bother with a trial and waste taxpayers money? lead is much cheaper!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Young

    Just a wild guess here...but I would bet that the car jacker was aJiggaboo.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |