Gelman at his arraignment on Tuesday. (Source: NYDailyNews.com)

Maksim Gelman says he’ll be back on the streets in no time at all, claiming he’s too crazy to convict and will escape prosecution for his alleged 28-hour stabbing spree more than two months ago.

“It’s okay, I’ll beat this,” Gelman told an officer before his February arraignment, according to court documents first reported in the Daily News. “I’ll go to a mental hospital for a few years and then I’ll get out on the street again, you’ll see.”

Gelman will stand trial in Brooklyn and Manhattan courts for the murders of his stepfather, a female acquaintance and her mother, and a pedestrian. He is also charged with stabbing or slashing several others, and three carjackings in a violent rampage that paralyzed Sheepshead Bay, Midwood and other sections of New York City as police gave chase. He was in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday for arraignment on the Brooklyn portion of his alleged murder spree.

Since his February arrest, Gelman’s has let slip a slew of statements, swinging from complete despair to accusations of abuse and boasts of his violence.

According to the Daily News, court documents indicate he told detectives that victim Yelena Bulchenko died because “she was a bitch.” Asked again why his victims had to die, he replied: “Because I said so!”

He then “just sat there smirking and [staring] at me for several minutes,” said the detective.

Shortly after his arrest, he claimed the DEA set him up and that the police physically mistreated him. At the time of his arrest, he reportedly told police “Please just kill me now,” and later said, “They are going to kill me. I’m trying to make my peace with God.”

He also claimed he had cancer, and antagonized fellow inmates by boasting of his alleged deeds.

After his arrest, Gelman was transferred to the psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital Center, but is now at Rikers Island.

He “seems to be in a somewhat precarious emotional condition right now,” defense lawyer Edward Friedman told the judge, according to the Daily News, describing his client’s “fragile mental state.”

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  • Kon

    That’s one crazy beard.

    • Barkingspider7

      You’re not kidding – what a mess!

    • Cabbie

      he’s looks like one of them williamsburg hipster types

  • Faba

    We have new laws to make sure crazy people never leave looney bin. I wonder if he is aware of them.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

    trial of the century :) should be interesting

  • Anonymous

    umm… Wait…. People like this have Lawyers? wtf?

    I hope his lawyer knows he’s fuckin guilty….. and stops trying to fight or his freedom…

    • fitzgerald

      I hope you know lawyers don’t support their family on hopes and dreams. If i was a lawyer and he paid me money i would work for him, and as would any other lawyer would.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t Deny it.

    • gene

      legal aide

      • Anonymous

        /facepalm

        Hope that guy is aware of his doings.

  • Bklyn Tiger

    Death Penalty would solve the problem of keeping this MANIAC in prison/mental hospital till he is 80 years old.
    60 years @ $30-$60K a year. is
    Drum roll
    $1.8mil – $3.6mil of tax payers money

    The longer he lives, the more it will cost.

    • gene

      ny doesnt have a death penalty

      • CJ

        sadly.

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      I read recently that the cost of keeping an inmate in NY State Prison is $60k per year. So figure $3.6 million, by your calculations.

      • Bklyn Tiger

        True.
        But, if he gets the Mental Hospital treatment, it may cost more than $60K a year?

  • Anonymous

    wonder what he’s feelin / thinking now, since the drugs worn off…..

    • Anonamoos

      thats agood question but unfortunately only he has the answer and we’ll never know it unless he goes the same route as other dumbass inmates who wrote books of what happened and how they were mistreated theyre whole lives till the finally snapped and “fought back”

    • Response

      Clearly he’s thinking the same. Would any “sane” person really think they’d get off for multiple murders?

  • Anonymous

    Moses with crazy eyes!

  • Backagain

    I’m telling you. His defense should be this: “I was driven crazy by the policies of George Bush”. I can guarantee in a New York jury that he will not be convicted. At worst a hung jury. At best an acquittal.

  • DEATH PENALTY

    The Death Penalty must be used much more often, then utilize the organs for transplantation. Turn a negative act, (that was committed by this low life), and turn into multiple positive results; (more availability of organ tissue, reducing the deficit and crime). Pieces of sh*t like that don’t deserve to have any type of rights. Times are getting tough enough, to be tolerating this type of crap anymore.

  • Watashame

    it really is such a shame man. so many lives ruined because this kid just wanted to fit in and be cool so he started doing everything everyone else was doing in the neighborhood and got sucked into it. now what? wether he gets the death penalty or life really wont change anything or bring anyone back. hes miserable as it is especially now that hes sober and can think clearly.

    • Anonymous

      you must have not heard, that he’s Krazy…

      fuckin hate this kid, hope he rots in jail and then goes threw everlasting torture in hell…. Like hitler.

      see

    • HOMECREST PARK

      I COULDNT AGREE MORE, FROM THE GRAFFITI TO THE DRUGS, ALL THIS STARTED BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO FIT IN WITH THE WRONG CROWD….HE GOT CAUGHT UP AND LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW…

    • HOMECREST PARK

      I COULDNT AGREE MORE, FROM THE GRAFFITI TO THE DRUGS, ALL THIS STARTED BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO FIT IN WITH THE WRONG CROWD….HE GOT CAUGHT UP AND LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW…

  • Fbi

    He is stupid, does not not realize that going back out on the streets will cost him his life? If he has any sense he will plead guilty and stay in jail.

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