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Indict ex-wife’s uncle for dentist murder

A Queens grand jury has indicted the man accused of the brutal murder of a Forest Hills orthodontist.
Mikhail Mallayev, 50, currently fighting extradition from Georgia, where he is in custody, faces charges of second-degree murder for allegedly gunning down Daniel Malakov, 34, in front of his four-year-old daughter Michelle in the Annadale Playground, near P.S. 175, on Sunday, October 28.
Mallayev, an uncle of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the victim’s ex-wife, will be held in Georgia for two more months, at which time a warrant will be served to bring him back to Queens.
He has denied killing Malakov, who, at the time of his death, was meeting with Borukhova to hand over the couple’s daughter, of whom he had been granted custody only the week before, on October 20.
Immediately following the killing, Malakov’s family claimed that Borukhova was responsible.
“My recommendation to Mr. Mallayev: Don’t mess around with the system, just tell them honestly that you were hired by Mazoltuv Borukhova, her sister, and her mom. That you came up to New York, killed Danny, and came back,” Malakov’s brother Gabriel Malakov, 33, said in published reports.
Though not formally charged, police have seized computers from Borukhova’s home and office to investigate whether she played a role in the fatal shooting.
Mallayev was taken into custody on Saturday, November 17 at his home in Chamblee, Georgia. Authorities matched his fingerprints - which were on file with the New York Police Department from a 1994 arrest - to eight that were found on the crude bleach bottle and duct tape silencer that was used to muffle the gunshots.
Cops also say that cell phone records indicate that he traveled to New York the day of the murder.

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