Fugitive charged in the homicide death of his wife, is arrested in Raleigh Co.

Local - 7/25/2013 9:48 PM by Courtney Rosemond
GHENT - A fugitive wanted for the alleged murder of his wife in Pittsburgh PA is arrested in Raleigh County Thursday night.

State Troopers with the Beckley detachment confirm that Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, was arrested around 7 p.m. Thursday near the Ghent toll plaza. 

Ferrante is wanted for criminal homicide for the death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein. Klein died on April 20 after falling ill. Police say she died of cyanide poisoning.

Police in Pittsburgh went to Florida to serve a warrant to Ferrante, but he was already heading north. When State Police in West Virginia were notified that he was possibly heading through the state, they issued a BOLO.

Within 30 minutes Ferrante was pulled over after a toll plaza alerted authorities of his whereabouts. He was arraigned before Raleigh County Magistrate Tomi S. Peck and will head to Southern Regional Jail.


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