Dentist Slain

NEW YORK (AP) _ The suspect in the New York City playground
killing of a dentist gunned down in front of his five-year-old
daughter says he has --quote-- "NO clue'' about the death.

Mikhail Mallayev is in the DeKalb County Jail while officials
await court orders to send him to New York to face a second-degree
murder charge. He was arrested Tuesday and spoke Wednesday to the
New York Post and the Daily News.

Mallayev, who lives in the Atlanta suburb of Chamblee, said it
was ridiculous that he would be accused of the October 28th killing
of Doctor Daniel Malakov. The suspect's wife is related to
Malakov's ex-wife, who lost an acrimonious child custody battle to
her orthodontist husband days before his death.

Police say they found Mallayev's fingerprints on a tape-covered
bleach bottle they believe served as a makeshift gun silencer left
at the scene. Mallayev told the newspapers he had NO idea how his
fingerprints could have turned up on the device.

Malakov's relatives have accused his ex-wife, Doctor Mazoltuv
Borukhova, of orchestrating the killing, but she has disavowed any
connection to it. Her lawyer, Stephen Scaring, repeated yesterday
that his client denied -- quote -- "any involvement'' in the
crime.


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