Criminal Homicide

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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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Blood Tests Continue To Take Center Stage In Cyanide Poisoning Trial

Testimony in the trial of a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide last year continued Thursday.

10/30/2014

Positive test third row down, far right. (Source: Allegheny County District Attorney's Office)

Testimony Centers Around Testing Of Victim’s Blood In Cyanide Poisoning Trial

The trial of a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide last year continued Wednesday.

10/29/2014

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Victim’s Mother Takes Stand As Cyanide Poisoning Trial Continues

The trial of a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide is continuing today with testimony from the victim’s mother.

10/28/2014

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Contents Of Doctor’s Safe Introduced In Cyanide Poisoning Trial

The trial of a Pitt researcher accused of killing his wife with cyanide resumed Monday morning.

10/27/2014

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Doctors Testify On 2nd Day Of Cyanide Poisoning Trial

Day two of the trial of a Pitt researcher accused of killing his wife with cyanide gets underway Friday.

10/24/2014

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Jurors Hear Dramatic 911 Call As Doc’s Cyanide Trial Begins

Lawyers were expected to present opening statements in trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide – but when that happens will be determined by a last-minute problem with two alternate jurors.

10/23/2014

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Mother Sentenced In Toddler’s Drowning Case

A mother whose toddler drowned in a bathtub last year faces sentencing Monday morning.

09/22/2014

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Police Make Arrest In Fatal Northview Heights Shooting

Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in Northview Heights.

08/26/2014

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Police Make Arrest In Deadly New Castle Shooting

Police in New Castle say they have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting at an apartment complex last month.

07/31/2014

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Suspect In Custody, Charged In Shooting Near Bar In McKeesport

The suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in the early hours of Saturday near a bar in McKeesport is now in police custody.

05/20/2014

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