Queens, NY – A New York City doctor and her cousin will spend the rest of their lives in prison.
Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova and her cousin, Mikhail Mallayev, both received life in prison without the possibility of parole.
They plotted the killing of Borukhova’s estranged husband.
Orthodontist Daniel Malakov was gunned down in a park in front of the couple’s 4-year-old daughter.
The two were convicted last month of first-degree murder and conspiracy.
Prosecutors say Borukhova was distraught over temporarily losing custody. She hired her relative to kill Malakov for about $20,000 in October 2007.
Mallayev also was convicted of weapon possession – the gun and makeshift silencer used in the killing.
wow.. she really made great use of her intelligent mind.. and her 8 year $250,000 medical degree. Pretty stupid to throw everything away like that!
i wonder why she lost custody in the first place.. you know.. besides for the whole being a psychopath thing..
No mercy, the Torah suggests even a harsher punishment for murder.
But the child is a big rachmonis.
Let’s wait to hear her side of the story before condemning her.
Once again, the biggest loser in this whole thing is the poor child.
Parents are the biggest influences on children. Not mechanchim and Rabbis.
OMG!! Dr Mazeltov??? That is too funny!!!
The problem is she won’t last in jail until she is 80. The anti-semites, be they the prison staff or other criminals, will get to her way before that. #9 is right; she is being made an example of for the worst reasons.
Its a great day for Jews everywhere and of every stripe when one of our own gets life in prison for committing so heinous an act. It sends the world the right message. I myself have no qualms about the sentence. Let’s not forget that her victim is dead and buried.
Rebbeim & mechanchim hold no responsibility? Only parents? Wait to see how the yeshivas deal with admitting this little neshamale!!!!!
So, Askupeh, I repeat my question to you from earlier… what punishment do you think is appropriate for Dr. Borukhova?
One interesting detail, judge ordered temp custody to the husband, even though no body have asked him. Although it is not enough reasoning to kill the husband , but still there is judge fault as well
Which jail will she be in? Imagine knowing you’ll die in jail. I feel so sorry for her poor little girl…no parents to raise her. What a terrible tragedy.
Life in prison = 30 years she might see the daylight one day.
Can she now marry a cohen since she’s an almanah?
let her be a doctor in jail & do something constructive instead of being a burden to taxpayers
I think this dude Ashkupie is a little full of himself. Racist really. He has “a problem” with the fact that psycodoc doesn’t get parole. Why? Because she’s Jewish. That, sir, is nothing more than racist ideology. If Rahim Abdel Rachman was in the can for the same crime we all know no one would care, and if it were a black woman, latino or anyone else, too, we’d be applauding the judge. Well, I AM applauding the judge, because as a Jew, when one of my own steps out and committs an act like this – premeditated, violent, selfish, unremorseful – you play with the bull, baby, you gettin the horns.
I’m surprised none of the frummocks here didn’t mention that she was mechalel shabbos to go to the Spy Store before the murder went down. That’s ok?
This sentence and the message it send are mamish mekadesh shaim shomayim. I have not a single qualm about this sentence.
How come the judge in the divorce procedure does not take any blame? His irresponsible action (giving temp custody to a husband, where no body asked him to do so) sparked the whole story. Our divorce procedure needs a reform!
to: #48 /#73 whats wrong with u ? It looks like u have the same mindset like dr. maziltov… !! Why shouldn’t the father get custody anyway ??
sorry i meant #48 and# “72” btw according to your way of thinking , the husband was also at fault for divorcing her, and even more for, accepeting custody of his son………!!!
Reb Yid, Noshim Daaton Kaless is a leagal argument as well, today, even in golus. She didn’t take that route. Therefore she has forfeited any consideration in that regard. Had she come to court saying, I lost myself, I’m sorry, I’m hear to plea bargain, I’m here to beg for my errors, the yes – you would be right. But she did not do that. She came to court and said, nah, I didn’t hear a gun shot fired at someone 10 feet away from me. I had nothing to do with it. I have no idea. She chose her path, and justice has been served beautifully. Justice for Jews? This IS justice for all of is.
This decision makes it easier for me to walk around with a yarmulke and tzitizis out, and you walk around, with, uh, however you walk around.
More great news out of Family Court in Queens today. By law, the mother’s rights to the child will be stripped, and that will pave the way for the father’s brothe rto adopt the child. This is truly great news for the child. Because the people that raised the mother, well, what they raise is really abominable. They ain’t good parents. And I was really happy to hear that the child will be raised solely by the father’s side. The mother cannot even petition for visitation. Nada. Nothing.
In any event, maybe if she received the death penalty you would be more on point. As matters stand, i am thrilled with the decision, not because of the woman who will rot in a tiny jail cell, not because of revenge, but because a father of a child was murdered in cold blood and he’s in the ground, and this is JUSTICE.
No it is not!! What surprises me the most is your passion about the case. Are you, by any chance, a relative of the killed father? All what I wanted to say is that just because court had found them guilty does not make my opinion as a frum yid to believe that they are guilty. Because, DA or the judge are not tzadikim and in most cases they are totally reshoim. You are all assuming that what ever investigation they have made was fair. Who said that they had any investigation about the case? I work in criminal law firm for many years and know abundance of cases where people were convicted of crimes that they have never committed. Just because they have a motive, police and the DA did everything to “prove” their agenda to close the case, and in some instances to cover the real person who committed the crime. You could look up some books and articles that Prof. Alan Dershovitz wrote on how in his practice he have proved, how Police had planted and fabricated the evidences and prepared their witnesses how to lye. For those who are interested on the subject could
Why do you think there is such a thing as appeal? Because police, DA, the Judge, and the jury, could all make mistakes.
Lets think for a moment; She is a doctor, that means that she has some brain. This whole thing doesnot make sence; #1 . Why would she kill him in the middle of a Sunday in a park, with so many witnesses? She could’ve killed him at night when he comes home from work (end of October gets dark early). #2 . Even then why wouldn’t he wear anything on his face? Did not wear gloves? #3 . What did she gain by saying that she did not hear shooting, when people 4 blocks away heard it? And many more details that’s just does not make any sence. Well you could say she went crazy and so on, but why the “shooter” got crazy as well? It was not about his daughter, he is not a woman (daasan Kalah), at the end he is the one doing the “favor” not to sit in jail for the rest of his life (he has family too)? He could not wear proper gloves and a mask? At least to cover himself, come on?
As I said earlier, I do not believe the story, as persuasive as the press makes it, until the Kosher Beis Din will paskin that they are guilty. Simply because I know what’s going on in Police and DA.
My dear Reb Shaul, you still got me wrong. I am also happy that justice was served, no less then anyone here. That is NOT what is bothering me. What is bothering me is that the judge has thrown away the keys on a fellow Jew; that is bothering me. Except for a Goi’al Hadom it should bother every Jew. If it doesn’t, then it must be because a lack of knowledge or a lack of feeling or both.
Dr. Friedgood also denied at trial and for the next twenty five years that he killed his wife. Then he always qualified his words until he finally said it out straight, and they say that he sincerely apologized for his atrocious act. It is very understandable WHY he denied it, and the same explanation goes here.
Tuvia mentioned something here, and I would like to add my two cents. I do believe that she is guilty, but how guilty, is still open in my mind. There could very well be a scenario where she is innocent or rather not guilty as charged. It probably isn’t so, but it could very well be, that her cousin wanted to kill him for his own reasons and approached her and not the other way around. You would agree with me that there IS a difference if she approached him or he approached her. There is also a possibility that her family hatched this plot and not her. I do think that she is guilty but until we don’t have the Beth Din Hagodol in Yerushalayim some doubt will always remain, until when she finally admits her guilt lots of years from now, where she might be in the same position as Dr. Charles Friedgood in Sing-Sing; BUT who is going to care for her to get a pardon for her? That’s what is bothering me and it should bother every Jew. Besides, this is setting a precedent which will come back to haunt us all one chilly day. If Dr. Friedgood killed his wife all by himself in a premeditated murder and got 25 years to life, when Velt Iz Noch Geven Velt, so 32 years later why did the judge have to add “without parole”?
I never that she should be treated any different then the rest of society. If it was a non-Jew it should be the same. Dr. Friedgood now a Frum Jew was not Frum at the time and the judge did not treat him a Jew. Here I am afraid that she got the “without parole” exactly because she is considered a religious Jew (her violating Shabos in her bezerkness, not withstanding), and also because it is perceived that this is what the Jewsish communit wants.
All I am asking is WHY the “without parole”? Why is she any different then Dr. Friedgood?
I’m done with this, and my dear friend (I love every Jew with all my heart), Gut Shabbos.
Life without parole is the result of the jury returning a special circumstances finding. If murder for hire is a special circumstance under NY law, and the jury finds that was what it was, then the judge is just following the law.
Shaul in Monsey, I feel pity for you. How unreasonable could you get with your way of thinking? You can’t even see outside of your midos, like a child in preoperational stage of development. Waist of time! You still did not answer my question, are you related to the killed husband?