Dr. Albert Lambert was a decorated Army veteran and a successful emergency room physician.
But after more than a year of divorce proceedings and eight months of child-support hearings, he’d had enough.
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Staff reporters Christine Stapleton and Willie Howard and staff researcher Michelle Quigley contributed to this story.
Feb. 8: After nearly 22 years of marriage, Albert Lambert and Kimberly Lindsey finalize a difficult divorce.
Sept. 10: Lindsey’s attorney files a motion to find Lambert in contempt for failing to make his monthly support and alimony payment.
Oct. 9: Lambert buys a .22 caliber pistol in West Palm Beach.
Oct. 22: A judge orders Lambert to pay his ex-wife’s attorney fees and turn over numerous documents. If not paid in 10 days, an order for Lambert’s arrest would be issued, the judge writes.
Oct. 27: Lindsey arrives home after a weekend visit to her daughter, attending Florida Gulf Coast University near Fort Myers. She sends a text message to her daughter that she has arrived home safely.
Tuesday: Police divers and dogs search a nearby pond, hoping to find clues to the missing mother.
Wednesday: A body is found in a Hendry County canal, about seven miles south of Clewiston.
Thursday: Lambert’s attorney files court papers saying he has paid the court-ordered fees.
Friday early evening: A prayer service and vigil for friends and family is held at the 9/11 monument on Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens.
Friday late evening: Police confirm that the body found in Hendry County is Kimberly Lindsey.
Sunday morning: Lambert is found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his sister’s home in Miami. Investigators had arrived at the home prepared to arrest Lambert for the murder of his ex-wife.