Sheepshead Bay

Conviction for stabber of ‘Coma Hubby’

November 27, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Valeriy Milonovich (center) appears in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Nov. 8 with his attorney Steven Chaikin (left) and a Russian interpreter. Eagle photo by Christina Carrega
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Maxim Doukhan had recently awoken from a coma when he was stabbed by the man he suspected of trying to seduce his wife. Now, his killer faces up to 25 years in prison.

Valeriy Milonovich of Sheepshead Bay was convicted on Monday for causing Doukhan’s death during a confrontation between the two men on July 30, 2017.

That summer, Doukhan — home from the hospital after being in a coma — found out that 55-year-old Milonovich was flirting with his wife while he was hospitalized, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case.

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Doukhan approached Milonovich at the latter’s home on Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay where an argument ensued and Doukhan was stabbed.

Milonovich attempted to coerce other neighbors into telling detectives a storyline that coincided with his failed alibi, according to trial testimony. Prosecutors also showed jurors a three-hour videotaped statement Milonovich gave to detectives at the 61st Precinct.  

The jury acquitted Milonovich of second-degree murder charges but convicted him of second-degree manslaughter.

Milonovich is expected to be sentenced on Dec. 12 by Justice Vincent Del Giudice.


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