Maksim Gelman, 23, has pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him from an alleged stabbing from February. His charges total four counts of murder, three of assault, various robberies, and two counts of attempted murder, according to CNN News. Among the alleged victims of Gelman were his stepfather, ex-girlfriend, and her mother from stabbing. Police state that he committed a vehicular homicide during the window of time between when he allegedly committed the stabbings, and when the police arrested him.
Normally, when a defendant pleads guilty without a full trial, it is because of a plea agreement reached beforehand; normally a lighter sentence in lieu of a trial. However, according to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, due to the incontrovertible evidence as to his guilt, Gelman did not really have a choice but to plead guilty.
Gelman's sentencing is scheduled for January 12th, 2012.