A jury of eight men and four women deliberated for 15 hours over two days before reaching its verdict. There had been 10 days of trial which included 50 witnesses for the prosecution and 19 for the defense.
The verdict carries with it a mandatory prison term of life without parole for the defendant, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ferrante didn’t make it too challenging for the prosecution, using a University credit card to purchase the cyanide. He ordered a 250-gram bottle of potassium cyanide for overnight delivery on April 15, 2013. On April 17th Dr. Kline collapsed in the kitchen of the couples home and remained on life support until April 20th when she was pronounced dead. Ferrante … (Continued...)