Thursday, February 7, 2008

Slain Orthodontist's Estranged Wife Accused Of Murder

Mazoltuv Borikhova

Doctor Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of HusbandImages: Slain Orthodontist's Estranged Wife Accused Of Murder

Dr. Mazoltuv Borikhova, who had been involved in a bitter custody battle with victim Daniel Malakov at the time of the Oct. 28 killing, was arrested without incident at her Queens home, according to police.

The Queens district attorney did not comment on the case, but said a news conference will be held on Friday.

Malakov, 34, was gunned down while he was with his 5-year-old daughter at the Annadale Playground in Forest Hills. Malakov had gone to the playground to hand off his daughter to Borukhova for visitation.

As the child went to greet her mother, a gunman wearing a black leather jacket and a dark hat approached and fired three rounds into Malakov's chest. The gunman then fled.

Mikhail Mallayev, 50, is accused of being the triggerman. The Georgia man was arrested on Jan. 16 after police said his fingerprints matched those found on a homemade silencer left at the playground.

The death shocked Malakov's close-knit community of Bukharan Jews from the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan

Previous Stories:

January 17, 2008:
Judge Denies Bail For Suspect In Orthodontist Slaying

November 20, 2007:
Suspect In Orthodontist's Slaying Arrested

November 9, 2007:
Wife Of Slain Orthodontist Denied Custody Of Daughter

November 8, 2007:
Murdered Orthodontist's Wife Planned White House Protest

Original Article-

Slain Orthodontist's Estranged Wife Accused Of Murder - News Story - WNBC New York

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