Dr. Cyril Wecht is right in the middle of another controversial case.
A former University of Pittsburgh researcher was sentenced for the death of his wife today.
People nationwide and here in Pittsburgh were back out on the streets, angry about a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black suspect last summer in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Mayor Sophie Masloff was known for her personal touch with the people of Pittsburgh.
On December 10, 2013, 39-year-old Ricardo Martinez went to the ER at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Every day citizens are arrested and booked on suspicion of committing a crime — and their fingerprints are taken with or without their consent.
While Washington County investigators say a former Rankin Police chief’s death appears to be from natural causes, former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht says police use of a Taser did not directly cause his death.
estimony continues today in the penalty phase for one of members of the so-called “Greensburg 6” in Westmoreland County. Jurors today heard testimony about the injuries sustained by 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty at the hands of the so-called “Greensburg 6.”
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by Political expert Bill Green and Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht. The topic – Jane Orie and the verdict that was given yesterday.
Whitney Houston died six weeks ago. On Thursday, the public finally learned what killed her.
The prosecution began cross-examining State Sen. Jane Orie in her corruption trial. So far, the questioning has focused on her employees doing campaign work on state time.