| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Digital information specialist to visit Ferrante in jail

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 1:45 p.m.

An Allegheny County judge on Friday permitted an attorney who specializes in computer evidence to visit the University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of fatally poisoning his wife with cyanide.

Common Pleas President Judge Jeffrey A. Manning said Peter Mansmann, CEO of Precise Inc., can visit Dr. Robert Ferrante at the Allegheny County Jail to review digital information stored on a computer at the jail. Ferrante's defense requested that he be allowed to have a computer to review information on his case.

Although Manning's order did not specify what Mansmann would be doing at the jail, it is likely he will help assist Ferrante in viewing the digital evidence prosecutors discovered on a laptop found at his Schenley Farms home.

Mansmann did not return a call. A gag order has been issued in the case. Ferrante's attorney William Difenderfer and prosecutors did not return calls.

Ferrante, 65, is accused of poisoning his UPMC neurologist wife, Autumn Marie Klein, 41, on April 17. Paramedics found Klein collapsed in their home, and she died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital on April 20.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Just wait until Ben comes back
  2. Pittsburgh considering self-insured health benefits to cut costs
  3. Penguins notebook: Young and old embrace uniqueness of home opener
  4. Tomlin on Bell’s late TD: ‘We were going to go for it’
  5. A farewell party for the Greenfield Bridge, then the headaches that follow
  6. Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God sell 33-acre Whitehall home
  7. Kicker Julius likely to keep his job, PSU’s Franklin says
  8. Bell’s last-second TD lifts Steelers over Chargers
  9. Suspect recaptured after escaping custody at UPMC McKeesport
  10. Steelers defense displays resiliency in victory over Chargers
  11. Pennsylvania edu-crock: What a mess