Prosecution Rests in Turnpike Murder Trial

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Akron have rested their case today against a woman accused of hiring her lover to kill her wealthy husband along the Ohio Turnpike.

U-S attorneys called 40 witnesses over seven days of testimony, including triggerman Damian Bradford.

Bradford testified that Donna Moonda promised him half of her multimillion dollar inheritance if he killed Doctor Gulam Moonda.

Moonda could receive the death penalty if convicted.

Moonda's attorney, Roger Synenberg, began presenting her side today.

Pittsburgh divorce attorney David Pollock testified that the doctor's wife would have received more than one (m) million dollars in a divorce.

That amount differs from the prenuptial agreement that prosecutors say limited her to only 250-thousand dollars.