BK stabbing spree suspect gets new lawyer

(AP) A new attorney has been assigned for a manaccused of going on a 28-hour stabbing spree through New York Citythat left four people dead.Defendant

BROOKLYN - (AP) A new attorney has been assigned for a manaccused of going on a 28-hour stabbing spree through New York Citythat left four people dead.

Defendant Maksim Gelman did not appear at the hearing on Mondayin Brooklyn. His attorney, Edward Friedman, had no comment.

Gelman had been arraigned Sunday in Brooklyn Criminal Court oncharges of second-degree murder, robbery and assault. He is beingheld without bail.

Gelman is accused of stabbing three people to death, killing apedestrian with a car, injuring several people and hijacking cars.

Public defender Michael Baum, who represented Gelman at thearraignment, said he could not shed any light on Gelman's mentalstate.

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