Stabbing spree suspect pleads not guilty

Maksim Gelman, of Brooklyn, who is accused of going on a 28-hour stabbing rampage through New York City, center, is lead by officers outside the 61st Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/David Karp)

April 12, 2011 12:37:29 PM PDT
A man accused of killing four people and wounding four others in a 28-hour rampage in New York City has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Maksim Gelman was ringed by guards as he appeared Tuesday in Brooklyn court. He is being held without bail.

He had already pleaded not guilty to assault and attempted murder in Manhattan, where he was tackled and arrested by police on a subway train near Times Square.

Authorities say Gelman went berserk two months ago after his stepfather wouldn't let him borrow his mother's car.

He's accused of stabbing him to death, then making off with the car, going to the home of an acquaintance and killing her and her mother. He's also accused of running down a pedestrian, carjacking and other violence.