Criminal Homicide

Lincoln Levys (Source: Allegheny County Police)

Wilkinsburg Man Now Facing Homicide Charges Infant’s Death

A Wilkinsburg man arrested last October and charged with aggravated assault in the death of his 5-week-old infant daughter is now facing new charges.

02/11/2015

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Ferrante Formally Sentenced To Life In Prison In Cyanide Poisoning Case

A former University of Pittsburgh researcher was sentenced for the death of his wife today.

02/04/2015

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Teen Held For Trial In 2011 Homicide

A teenager accused of fatally shooting a man in Hazelwood four years ago is going to trial.

01/30/2015

Fredderick Holland (Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County Police)

1 Killed, 2 Injured In North Braddock Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that left several people injured and one person dead.

12/29/2014

KDKA

Source: Officials Opt Against Landfill Recovery For Missing Body Parts

New information is emerging one day after police charged a man in connection with the gruesome murder and dismemberment of his mother and stepfather in their Penn Hills home.

12/18/2014

KDKA

Double Murder, Dismemberment In Penn Hills May Have Been Sparked By Argument

Police sources tell KDKA-TV News that an argument may have provoked a horrific double murder and the dismemberment of the elderly victim’s bodies in Penn Hills.

12/17/2014

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Son Charged In Grisly Deaths Of Mother, Step-Father

A man has been questioned in the disappearance of his mother and his step-father in Penn Hills.

12/16/2014

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Juror In Cyanide Poisoning Case: “I Feel That We Did Justice”

Several jurors are opening up about the experience after handing down a first-degree murder conviction to the University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide.

11/07/2014

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Jury Finds Ferrante Guilty In Cyanide Poisoning Trial

After hours of deliberations, the jury has found Dr. Robert Ferrante, the University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning and killing his wife with cyanide, guilty of first-degree murder.

11/07/2014

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Jury Sequestered For Night After 1st Day Of Deliberations In Cyanide Poisoning Trial

The four-woman, eight-man jury in the Robert Ferrante trial has been sequestered for the night following the first day of deliberations, which lasted about six hours.

11/06/2014

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Defense Rests After Ferrante Takes Stand As Cyanide Poisoning Trial Continues

As a former Allegheny County coroner, Dr. Cyril Wecht has helped prosecutors put people accused of homicide behind bars. But on Wednesday he’ll try to help a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of fatally poisoning his wife avoid that fate.

11/05/2014

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Defense Witnesses Attack Cyanide Death Diagnosis

The first two defense witnesses in a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher’s homicide trial on Monday targeted the prosecution’s central claim that the researcher purposely poisoned his neurologist wife with cyanide last year.

11/04/2014

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Prosecution Rests, Defense To Open Case In Cyanide Poisoning Trial

The defense was expected to begin calling witnesses after a final prosecution witness in the trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with poisoning his neurologist wife with cyanide last year.

11/03/2014

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Prosecution Focuses On Emails Between Accused Doc And Wife

Testimony continued Friday in the trial of Dr. Robert Ferrante, who is accused in his wife’s cyanide poisoning death.

10/31/2014

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Couple To Stand Trial In 9-Year-Old Boy’s Starvation Death, Weighed Less Than 17-Pounds

A couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of criminal homicide after a hearing in which a police detective described discovering the child’s decomposing body.

10/30/2014

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