Jury in cyanide death of UPMC neurologist to come from Dauphin County

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PITTSBURGH - The jury that will determine the fate of a Pitt researcher accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide will come from Dauphin County, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Robert Ferrante, 65, of Schenley Farms is charged with homicide in the April 17, 2013, death of his wife, Autumn Klein, 41, a UPMC neurologist.

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Allegheny County President Judge Jeffrey A. Manning granted a request this month from Ferrante's attorneys seeking an out-of-county jury to hear the case.

Chief Justice Ronald Castille signed an order indicating that the jury will come from Dauphin County. The trial is scheduled for September.

A jury from Dauphin sentenced Pittsburgh cop killer Richard Poplawski to death in 2011.