NYC Stabbing Rampage Update: Funeral Set for Yelena Bulchenko

NYC Stabbing Rampage Update: Funeral Set for Yelena Bulchenko
Yelena Bulchenko (Personal Photo)

(CBS/WCBS) Family and friends were getting ready to say goodbye to the mother and daughter killed during the recent 28-hour stabbing spree. A joint funeral for Yelena Bulchenko and her mother Anna Bulchenko was scheduled for Tuesday in Brooklyn.

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Police say Maksim Gelman was responsible for their deaths. As he was being escorted into a police car Sunday, Gelman shouted to a gaggle of camera crews he was the victim of "set-up."

On Monday, investigators described what they called a "drug den" under the Long Island Rail Road tracks along Ocean Avenue. They said it's the very spot where Gelman spent much of his time in the weeks leading up to the rampage.

Police said the place also contained a shrine to Bulchenko - a graffiti heart and the spray-painted name "Yelena."

"He was obsessed with the girl for no reason other than his own satisfaction," Gerard Honig, Bulchenko's boyfriend, told CBS affiliate WCBS. "She was taken from me by an animal and it's not right."

Gelman was also accused of stabbing his stepfather to death and killing a 62-year-old pedestrian with a car. Several others were left with stab wounds.

A judge ordered Gelman held without bail. He was assigned a new lawyer, Edward Friedman, who had no comment about the case. Friedman told WCBS he was hoping to meet with Gelman in the very near future.

Gelman faces four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of assault, two counts of robbery and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Friedman said he expects Gelman will be indicted as early as Friday.