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Maksim Gelman pleads guilty to killing spree, faces 100 years prison



The Brooklyn man accused of killing four people in February during a 28-hour killing rampage pleaded guilty Wednesday and will likely get life behind bars.

Maksim Gelman, 24, copped to knifing to death his stepfather, two women and running over a pedestrian during a spree that took him from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

It's "almost guaranteed that any sentence I give you means you'll never be released from a penal institution while you are alive," the judge told him, according to the Daily News. He faces up to 100 years in prison.

Gelman was caught on a Manhattan subway after he was recognized by straphangers.

His spree began when he stabbed to death his stepfather, Alexander Kuznetsov, 54 at their Brooklyn home after an argument over whether Gelman could use his mother's car. From there he drove to the home of Yelena Bulchenko, 20, a woman with whom he was obsessed with, where he killed her mother, Anna, 56, then later Yelena.

Fleeing in a stolen car, he hit and killed Steve Tannenbaum, 60, and eventually made his way to Manhattan, injuring four people along the way.

Gelman will be sentenced on Jan. 11.

Follow reporter Tim Herrera on Twitter: @tim_herrera

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