Court proceedings for Milford business owner Gregory Christofakis, accused of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife, were delayed this week because Christofakis’s attorney has the flu.
Christofakis was scheduled to appear in court for pre-trial discussions. Sources said he wants to get his bond reduced so he can be released from jail while he awaits trial.
Bond is currently set at $1 million on charges of attempt to commit murder and conspiracy to commit assault.
Court proceedings were postponed to Feb. 5 because of his attorney’s illness.
Christofakis and his girlfriend, Zeba Guy, were charged in the plot that reportedly targeted both their exes.
Christofakis, who owns Greg’s Auto Body on New Haven Avenue, is alleged to have brought an acquaintance to his auto body shop in September and started talking to him about killing his former wife and his girlfriend’s former boyfriend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Christofakis, a fairly respected member of the Milford business community over the past few years, told the man he wanted his wife’s death to look like it occurred due to natural causes.
The would-be assassin later contacted police and told them of the plot.
Guy has been free on $500,000 bond. She is charged with conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree. Her next court appearance is Feb. 21.