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Maksim Gelman Sentenced In Slashing Of Subway Rider During Stabbing Spree

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A 24-year-old man already serving 200 years in prison for a violent 28-hour rampage across New York City was sentenced Wednesday for slashing a subway rider at the end of his bloody spree.

WCBS 880's Irene Cornell On The Case


Maksim Gelman pleaded guilty last month to slashing  Joseph Lozito, of Philadelphia, on a 3 train in Manhattan.

Today, he got an additional 25 years behind bars.

He alternated between bouts of mad laughter and shouted obscenities as the last of his victims spoke in court.

Lozito said he'd waited a long time to look into those eyes again.

"There's a man in there, that was opposite me that attacked me with an 8-inch knife, and I didn't die and, unfortunately, he killed four people and I wanted him to know that you hit me with your best shot, but I'm still here," Lozito.

When Gelman was given his chance to speak, it was a bizarre statement went into the court record.

"All I have to say," said Gelman, " Kim Kardashian, will you marry me? I'll make it last more than 72 days."

The judge called him wicked and evil.

Gelman was sentenced last month for murdering four people in February 2011 in a deadly stabbing spree, which started with a family argument over the use of his mother's car, according to police.

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.


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