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    Default A local news story that quite possibly will be the next "Peterson...O.J...etc"

    It gets uglier by the minute:

    http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_145184848.html


    (Dr. Moonda was a doctor here in Mercer County)
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    Ouch. If they make arrests, that is going to be one nasty trial.

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    Just what we need. Another useless trial so people with no lives can wallow in enjoyment as another person's life is paraded for all to see.

    I am so sick of these cases. I am glad I have a life. I think it's a life.
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    It's sad, but some people LIVE to see cases like this som they can watch them on TV.......... OJ, Peterson, now this one.......
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    I don't believe it has made the national news as of yet...but it has all the makings of a "Dateline Exclusive".
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    Originally posted by StayBack500FT
    I don't believe it has made the national news as of yet...but it has all the makings of a "Dateline Exclusive".
    I know we've heard all about it over here in NW OHio.........
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    The national media is well aware of this incident...and I can assure you that "Good Morning America" is watching the developments...

    By MIKE CRISSEY
    Associated Press Writer
    SHARON, Pa. (AP) - Gulam Moonda left his family behind about 40
    years ago to come to the United States for the medical training he
    couldn't get in India.
    Settling in rural western Pennsylvania, he started a successful
    urology practice and met and married a hometown woman more than 20
    years his junior.
    Small-town life seemed to be good to the doctor.
    But last year, things started to unravel when his wife, Donna
    Moonda, was convicted of stealing drugs from a hospital and ordered
    into a rehabilitation program.
    Two weeks ago, Moonda was shot dead in a roadside robbery in a
    case that remains unsolved but has exposed a deeply troubled
    marriage and his wife's relationship with an alleged drug dealer
    she met while in treatment.
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol has characterized the shooting of
    Moonda, 69, along the Ohio Turnpike as a crime of opportunity.
    Moonda, his wife and her mother had stopped their Jaguar along the
    highway to change drivers when another car pulled up behind, and a
    man got out and demanded money. After Moonda turned his wallet
    over, the gunman shot the doctor in the head and fled.
    One of Dr. Moonda's closest friends said he heard and saw
    nothing out of the ordinary leading up to the doctor's death.
    "The marriage seemed to be happy, like a regular marriage,"
    said Dr. Ravindra Sachdeva, who has known Moonda for 21 years and
    is an executor of his will. "He never told me about any problems.
    But then again you try to keep it to yourself."
    Moonda emigrated to the United States around 1965 to get the
    training he couldn't in India, said Sachdeva, 60, of Sharon, who
    also emigrated from India. After doing his residency at the Albert
    Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Moonda moved west to begin
    his medical career in 1971 and was the first urologist in Sharon, a
    city of about 16,000.
    Shortly after arriving in Sharon, he divorced his first wife
    because she apparently didn't like small-town living, Sachdeva
    said.
    Then he met Donna Smouse, who grew up in nearby Hermitage, about
    three years after she graduated from high school in 1977. She was
    working in a doctor's office and the two dated for about 10 years
    before marrying in December 1990, Sachdeva said.
    The Moondas would have dinner with Sachdeva and his wife about
    once a month. Dr. Moonda never mentioned any problems, but Sachdeva
    said Moonda was a private man.
    But there were some troubles. Last year, Donna Moonda, a nurse
    anesthetist, pleaded no contest to stealing the painkiller fentanyl
    from UPMC Horizon Hospital in nearby Greenville, where she was
    working.
    According to police records, Donna Moonda admitted she was
    abusing the painkiller.
    "I have a problem and I need help," she told police.
    As part of her sentence, Donna Moonda was ordered to go to drug
    rehab near Pittsburgh where police say she met 23-year-old Damian
    Bradford.
    Two confidential informants have told authorities in Ohio and
    Pennsylvania that Donna Moonda began having an affair with Bradford
    and that she bought him clothes, shoes and other expensive gifts
    and rented an apartment for him, according to police records.
    His mother, Sharon Bradford, told WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, "She's
    just a nice girl and my son's just in love with her and she's in
    love with my son."
    One of the informants told police that Bradford said Donna
    Moonda was trying to divorce her husband and that she would receive
    as much as $4 million as part of a divorce settlement.
    In his will, Dr. Moonda left his wife 20 percent of his estate,
    the car of her choice and allowed her to live in the couple's
    palatial home with manicured shrubs and trees on 1.5 acres in
    Hermitage, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
    Donna Moonda has been interviewed at least twice by authorities,
    while Bradford has been interviewed once, Ohio police said. No one
    has been charged in connection with Dr. Moonda's death.
    Police last week searched Bradford's apartment looking for Dr.
    Moonda's wallet, blood or other tissue as well as any evidence
    showing a sexual or financial relationship between Donna Moonda and
    Bradford, according to police records. They haven't said if they
    found anything linking Bradford to the murder.
    Bradford has been jailed for a probation violation; police said
    they found steroids, hypodermic needles and equipment used to
    package drugs in his apartment. He admitted he was selling cocaine
    "to make ends meet," police said in court documents.
    No one answered the door at Donna Moonda's home this week and
    calls went unanswered. Both her attorney and Bradford's attorney
    have said the couple's alleged relationship doesn't implicate them
    in Moonda's killing.
    "There are all too many Americans who have troubled marriages,
    who have affairs, but extraordinarily few of them kill their
    spouses," Niki Schwartz, a Cleveland attorney representing Donna
    Moonda, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    Schwartz did not return phone calls for comment to The
    Associated Press on Thursday.

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    Mrs. Moonda seems very "Kathy Lee Giffordish" in her mannerisms...it won't be difficult for segments of the public to villify her.
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