Queens Dentist-Killer Hires Attorney to the Stars
Alan Dershowitz and his brother, will represent
Attorney Alan Dershowitz attends Universal Pictures' premiere of "The Inside Man" at the Ziegfeld Theater March 20, 2006 in New York City.
Updated at 2:10 PM EST on Thursday, Oct 8, 2009
Harvard law professor and celebrity defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz is now representing a New York doctor convicted of murdering her husband.
Dershowitz and his brother, Nathan, are preparing an appeal for Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova.
Dershowitz's clients have included Patricia Hearst, Leona Helmsley, Mike Tyson, Michael Milken and O.J. Simpson.
Borukhova is serving life in prison without parole. Authorities said she hired her cousin to gun down orthodonist Daniel Malakov. He died in a Queens park, in front of their 4-year-old daughter.
The 2007 slaying rocked the close-knit community of Bukharan Jews from the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. New York is the home of the largest Bukharan population in the United States.
Published at 12:59 PM EST on Oct 8, 2009
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