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Orange Resident Sentenced to 51 Months For Role in Alleged Murder, Assault-For-Hire Scheme

Ex-wife and ex-husbands were the targets, police say.

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Patch file photo

Ziba Guy, 46, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for her role in an alleged murder-, assault-for-hire scheme with her then-boyfriend, the New Haven Register reports.

Guy’s ex-husband who was a target of the scheme said he lives in “fear and paranoia,” according to the Register. 

Guy, who was arrested in 2012 by Milford police, pleaded guilty under the Alford Doctrine to conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

Guy’s plea means she doesn’t agree with all of the facts of the case against her, but she concedes the state had enough evidence to likely secure a guilty verdict.

Guy, who was an obstetrician-gynecologist in New York state, has remained free on $500,000 bail.

Guy’s boyfriend at the time, Gregory A. Christofakis, 62, was owner of Greg’s Auto Body and Sales at 500 New Haven Ave. Christofakis is being held on $1 million bail. He is awaiting trial and has been charged with attempt to commit murder and first-degree conspiracy to commit assault.

Christofakis’ wife, a city resident, and Guy’s former husband were the targets of the alleged murder-, assault-for-hire scheme, has said Kevin D. Lawlor, who is the state’s attorney for the judicial district of Ansonia-Milford.

Lawlor has explained in detail the state’s case against Guy and Christofakis.

Christofakis and a male met in Superior Court, Milford back in 2012 and after a brief discussion they agreed to meet to discuss a business possibility, Lawlor has said.

The man, who would later become an informer for police, met with Christofakis where he asked the man to harm both his ex-wife and Guy’s ex-husband, Lawlor has said.

“The man left that meeting very troubled by that discussion,” Lawlor has said. “He was asked to harm Mrs. Christofakis in front of her children.”

The man went to Milford police and explained what Christofakis asked him to do, Lawlor has said. The man agreed to wear a wire and went to Christofakis’ city business.

The man, Christofakis and Guy all went for a drive around Milford and the audio recording shows that both co-defendants asked the informer to harm their former spouses, Lawlor has said.

Guy went on a computer to help give the man addresses where her ex-husband would be along with a physical description, Lawlor has said.

Guy could be heard saying she would be ok with the man breaking her ex-husband’s legs or arms, but she didn’t want him murdered, Lawlor has said.

In that same car ride, the conversation then turned toward Christofakis allegedly asking for his ex-wife to be “murdered,” Lawlor has said. Guy did not want that to happen, Lawlor added.

After Guy was arrested she told police she felt wronged by her ex-husband because he took a lot of money from her for his business and never paid her back, Lawlor has said.

Guy’s guilty plea comes as jury selection was underway for her trial. She faced a maximum 20-year-prison sentence if she were found guilty at trial.

Guy is prohibited from having any contact with her ex-husband or Christofakis.

C.S. June 18, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Is that a man? 51 months is not enough time for someone who was willing to have someone injured, especially is they are a doctor who is trained to save lives. I hope that she also loses her license to practice medicine. As for this Christofakis character hopefully the lock him up and toss away the key.
Maria July 17, 2014 at 04:52 PM
She is certainly a "guy."

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