» May 13, 2005 - Dr. Gulam Moonda is killed at about 6:30 p.m. along the westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike south of Cleveland. Moonda's wife, Donna Moonda, 46, told authorities she pulled their Jaguar to the side of the toll road at milepost 164 to switch drivers. A dark-colored van followed them and a man got out, robbed Moonda, 69, of his wallet, shot him once in the right side of his face and fled, she told police. Mrs. Moonda and her mother, Dorothy Smouse, who was riding in the back seat, were not harmed.

   » May 20 - Damian Ray Bradford's apartment in Center Township, Beaver County, is searched and police seize these blood-stained items: three pink bath towels, a pair of sweat pants and a white T-shirt. Police also find anabolic steroids, drug paraphernalia and a bank book with Mrs. Moonda's maiden name on it. A beige Chevy Trailblazer and a black Land Rover parked outside Bradford's apartment are also searched. Bradford, 23, whose nickname is "Chaos," is jailed on drug charges.

   » May 23 - The Ohio Highway Patrol names Bradford "a person of interest" in the killing. Search warrant affidavits reveal confidential informants who attended the same drug rehabilitation program as Bradford and Mrs. Moonda told police the two were having an affair and that Bradford said Mrs. Moonda was trying to divorce her husband and she would receive up to $4 million in the divorce settlement. Mrs. Moonda pleaded no contest in August 2004 to stealing the painkiller Fentanyl from UPMC Horizon, Greenville, where she was a nurse anesthetist.

   » May 25 - Niki Schwartz, Mrs. Moonda's Cleveland attorney, says Mrs. Moonda has been in "a living hell" since her husband was killed. Schwartz declares Mrs. Moonda was not involved in the shooting, saying, "All too many Americans have troubled marriages, get divorced, have affairs, but very few kill their spouses."

   » May 26 - Police take saliva samples from Mrs. Moonda to compare her DNA with blood found on the sweat pants, T-shirt and three towels found in Bradford's apartment.

   » May 27 - A copy of the pre-nuptial agreement between Moonda and his wife is seized by investigators from the Sharon law offices of Ekker, Kuster, McConnell, Epstein LLP. Police claim the document could contain a motive for the killing.

   » May 27 - Police take saliva samples from Bradford at the Lawrence County Jail to compare his DNA with blood found on the clothing seized from his apartment.

   » June 1 - Moonda's friends and family organize a $25,000 reward for information that helps solve the case. The Ohio Highway Patrol forms a toll-free tip-line dedicated to the killing.

   » June 6 - A copy of the new will Moonda was drawing up is seized by investigators from the New Castle law office of John Flannery. Police claim the document could contain a motive for the killing.

   » June 15 - A home computer from the Moonda residence at 2330 Trout Island Road in Hermitage is seized by investigators to search for proof that Mrs. Moonda communicated with Bradford in the months leading up to the killing.

   » June 16 - State police file charges of possessing cocaine and using a cell phone to sell the drug against Bradford. Police allege he sold cocaine outside his Center Township apartment between 2 p.m. May 13 and 4 p.m. May 14.

   » June 17 - An Ohio Turnpike worker cutting grass helps police find some of Moonda's personal items and other case evidence along the median and eastbound lanes about 12 miles east of where Moonda was shot. Police say the items prove the killer drove back toward Pennsylvania after the shooting.

   » June 20 - Bradford's wrist watch, necklace, charm and earrings are seized from the Beaver County Jail. The items are to be tested for blood and if any is found, it will be compared with Moonda's DNA.

   » June 21 - Investigators conduct another search of the median and eastbound turnpike lanes where some of Moonda's property was found June 17.

   » June 28 - The Ohio Highway Patrol announces investigators are consulting Cuyahoga County prosecutors about the case.

   » July 7 - Bradford turns 24 years old while lodged in the Lawrence County Jail.

   » July 13 - A set of Bradford's finger and hand prints, including his crease and wrist area, is taken from him in jail.

   » July 19 - Beaver County prosecutors drop the cocaine-related charges against Bradford and a judge holds charges of possessing anabolic steroids and drug paraphernalia for trial. Bradford's Pittsburgh attorney, James M. Ecker, reveals Bradford refused to cooperate with an investigator who tried to question him in jail about the killing.

   » July 30 - A man hunting deer on his property finds Moonda's wallet and some of its contents along the eastbound lanes of the turnpike between mileposts 175 and 176 in Boston Township, Summit County, close to the area where other items belonging to Moonda were found June 17.

   » Aug. 1 - Investigators find Moonda's driver's license, business cards and credit card in tall grass next to the turnpike within a mile of where his wallet was discovered July 30.

   » Aug. 9 - Henry M. Ekker, the Sharon lawyer who prepared Moonda's will, said due to the complexity of the document, none of Moonda's beneficiaries will receive money for at least two years.

   » Aug. 15 - The Ohio Highway Patrol announces it is forwarding media requests about the killing to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office in a news release that says investigators are "making progress."

   » Sept. 6 - Bradford agrees to plead no contest to possessing anabolic steroids in an deal Ecker said is designed to quicken Bradford's release from jail. The charge of having drug paraphernalia is dropped in the deal.

   » Sept. 14 - Bradford is sentenced to 6 to 12 months in jail on the steroid charge. He gets credit for the nearly four months he has already been behind bars.

   » Sept. 22 - Dr. Cyril Wecht, a renowned pathologist and Allegheny County coroner, says he is convinced police have the results of DNA and all other tests performed on case evidence.

   » Oct. 27 - Bradford is sentenced to a concurrent 6 to 23 months in jail for violating terms of his conviction for carrying a firearm without a license in 2001. His minimum sentence expires Nov. 21.

   » Nov. 23 - Bradford is released from jail after serving six months for posessing anabolic steroids.

   » Jan. 3, 2006 - A lawsuit filed by Sky Bank against Mrs. Moonda and Thomas M. Kase seeking $4,115 of back payments on a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was used by Bradford and searched by authorities in connection with the probe is settled. Mrs. Moonda paid the outstanding balance, the attorney representing Sky Bank says.

   » Jan. 5 - Bradford is arrested in McKeesport on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after police allege he assaulted an officer after a disturbance in McKeesport. He is placed in Allegheny County Jail on $100,000 bond.

   » March 1 - A Beaver County judge denies a request by Bradford's legal team to return items police seized from his apartment, including blood-stained towels and clothes, after the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland acknowledges they are being held as evidence in a federal investigation. Bradford's attorney, Michael DeRiso, said he expects his client to be indictd in connection with the killing by the end of the month.

   » March 30 - Authorities announce Bradford has been indicted on charges of interstate stalking and using a firearm during a crime of violence and Charlene McFrazier, 21, of Leetsdale, a woman Bradford's attorney described as his client's "friend," was indicted for lying to a grand jury by saying she was with Bradford the night of the shooting. They say that despite the charges the case is not closed.