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Businessman to Be Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Plot

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    Businessman to Be Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    A Milford businessman who was found guilty in a 2012 plot to hire someone to kill his ex-wife and assault his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend will be sentenced today.

    The New Haven Register reports that Gregory Christofakis, who owned an auto sales and body shop, entered his pleas to charges of attempt to commit murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault under the Alford doctrine, which means while not admitting guilt, he acknowledges there is sufficient evidence for a conviction. Such a plea results in a finding of guilty by the court.

    Under an agreement with prosecutors, he faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.

    Christofakis and his then-girlfriend, Ziba Guy, an obstetrician in New York, were charged with plotting to have Christofakis' ex-wife killed and Guy's ex-boyfriend assaulted.

    Guy was charged with conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree and was sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison, suspended after 51 months, and five years of probation.