PITTSBURGH - Channel 11’s Alan Jennings has confirmed that a Pittsburgh judge ruled Tuesday that a jury will be selected from Pittsburgh and not Dauphin County when the case against Dr. Robert Ferrante goes to trial.
Ferrante is the University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of killing his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, by poisoning her with cyanide.
Ferrante told his lawyers he didn’t kill Klein, but Pittsburgh police said they discovered a slightly used canister of cyanide in Ferrante’s lab at Pitt. Police said the lab isn’t authorized to buy cyanide.
On Tuesday, Judge Jeffrey Manning warned Ferrante that some jurors who get selected may have heard or read about the case. He asked, “Are you ready to proceed here in Allegheny County?”
“I am, sir. I am, your honor,” said Ferrante.
Jury selection is scheduled to start later this month, Jennings reported.
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