Slain Doctor's Investment Firm Sues to Stop Wife from Accessing Accounts

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An investment firm has sued to prevent a Pennsylvania woman accused of arranging the Ohio Turnpike murder of her millionaire husband from accessing money in two retirement accounts.

Attorneys for Morgan Stanley say Donna Moonda and her late husband, Doctor Gulam Moonda, had two joint accounts worth 303-thousand dollars. That's according to the suit filed in federal court in Pittsburgh.

The company seeks to keep Donna Moonda from claiming the money under Pennsylvania's so-called Slayer's Act, which prevents murder suspects from profiting from such crimes.

Donna Moonda is charged with murder for hire and other counts in the death of her husband, who was shot May 13th, 2005, when the couple pulled off the Ohio Turnpike in suburban Cleveland.