Pitt Researcher Arrested In Cyanide Poisoning Death Of His Wife, A UPMC Doctor

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The University of Pittsburgh researcher charged Thursday with killing his wife with cyanide believed she was cheating on him.

Autumn Klein, who was chief of the division of women’s neurology at UPMC, told at least one friend more than two months before her death of her husband’s allegations and that she planned to leave Robert Ferrante.

Instead, on April 17, Klein, 41, received a lethal dose of cyanide — the same type of poison ordered by Mr. Ferrante and shipped overnight to his lab just two days earlier.

Those details were included in a lengthy affidavit of probable cause released Thursday afternoon by the Allegheny County district attorney’s office.

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