Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pittsburgh researcher found guilty in wife's cyanide poisoning death

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A jury found a University of Pittsburgh neurological surgery professor guilty of first degree murder on Friday for the cyanide poisoning death of his physician wife, in what prosecutors described as a crime of jealousy. 

The jury of eight men and four women rendered its verdict in the trial of Dr. Robert Ferrante, 66, after 15 hours of deliberations, said Mike Manko, a spokesman for the Alleghany County District Attorney's Office. Ferrante was accused of killing his wife, Dr. ...

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