And this is nothing different than any other murder case I've tried. You seem to think that this is so extraordinary. It's not. Somebody's life was taken, somebody's arrested, they're indicted, they're tried and they're convicted. That's all this is.
--Judge Robert Hanophy, April 21, 2009
Everything is ambiguous in life except in court.
-- prospective juror (not selected) in voir dire, January 29, 2009
To John Dunn
At around three in the afternoon on March 3, 2009, in the fifth week of the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova -- a thirty-five-year-old physician accused of murdering her husband -- the judge turned to Borukhova's attorney, Stephen Scaring, and asked a pro forma question. "Do you have anything else, Mr. Scaring?"
...she couldn't have done it and she must have done it.
And so the curtain rose on the tragedy of Daniel Malakov, Michelle Malakov, and Mazoltuv Borukhova.