Jury Ready for Trial of Slain Doctor's Wife

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A jury has been sworn in Friday for the trial of a woman accused of persuading her lover to kill her wealthy husband along the Ohio Turnpike.

Opening statements in Donna Moonda's trial were scheduled for Monday with testimony expected to last two weeks in federal court in Akron.

It took two weeks to select the jury from a panel of 300 prospective jurors.

The 48-year-old Moonda, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, faces the death penalty if convicted of murder for hire in the death of her husband, Doctor Gulam Moonda.

The urologist was shot May 13th, 2005, when the couple pulled off the Ohio Turnpike south of Cleveland.