PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge has upheld a jury’s verdict that a former western Pennsylvania medical researcher purposely killed his neurologist wife by cyanide poisoning.
Ferrante’s attorney, Chris Eyster argued that prosecutors didn’t have sufficient probable cause for search warrants used to obtain some evidence, and argued there were problems with a lab that confirmed the poison in Klein’s body, among other arguments.
Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Manning rejected those arguments in a 45-page opinion first reported Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Prosecutors say Ferrante killed Klein by lacing an energy drink with cyanide and giving it to her under the guise of promoting fertility.
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