Obsession Turns to Murder

Maksim Gelman, 23, killed 4 people during a day of stabbings, car-jackings and hit-and-runs.

Gelman’s obsession turned to murder Friday when he stabbed 20-year-old Yelena Bulchenko to death outside her Sheepshead Bay home.

“That was all in his head,” explained Yelena Bulchenko’s friend, Andrey Andriak. “They were never a couple, barely friends. He wanted to take it to the next level and she didn’t.”

Gelman had already fatally stabbed his stepfather, Bulchenko’s mother and a pedestrian in a 28 hour killing spree- wounded 5 others.

People who knew Gelman said he harassed Bulchenko for months after she spurned his advances.

“He became obsessed with her. He would call and text her all the time, but she would never answer back,” college friend, Lauren Vasquez. “He didn’t get it. It was all in his head that they were together or would be together.”

Neighbors described Gelman as a low-life who was often on angel dust. He had a string of arrests for drug possession and other charges, according to police.

“They had to die,” Maksim Gelman confessed after being forced down by two transit cops and an off-duty detective about 9 a.m. Sunday, per sources.