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Pittsburgh area doctor arrested in Summersville in connection with wife's poisoning

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Detectives have searched his house and his laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, and now after months of speculation, Dr. Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh professor of neurological surgery, has been charged with poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

That's according to WVNS-TV's sister station, KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

Klein, who was chief of the Women's Neurology at UPMC, was found unresponsive on her kitchen floor in April and died a few days later of what has been described as "toxic levels" of cyanide in her system.

Ferrente was taken into custody this evening along Route 19 in Summersville, W. Va.