- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A jury will be picked in Dauphin County and bused to Pittsburgh in September to try a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of killing his neurologist wife with cyanide.

Allegheny Judge Jeffrey A. Manning agreed with defense attorneys that local jurors know too much about the case involving 65-year-old Dr. Robert Ferrante and his dead wife, 41-year-old Dr. Autumn Klein. Ferrante still denies lacing his wife’s energy drink with poison before she collapsed in April 2013, dying three days later.

State Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille ruled Friday that jurors would be picked from Dauphin, which includes the state capital of Harrisburg.

Dauphin County jurors were used the last time an out-of-county jury heard an Allegheny County murder case. That was in 2011, when Richard Poplawski was convicted of slaying three city police officers in April 2009.

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