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Pitt doctor pleads not guilty in wife's poisoning

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal homicide alleging he poisoned his neurologist wife by lacing an energy drink with cyanide.

Dr. Robert Ferrante pleaded not guilty Tuesday during his arraignment in Pittsburgh a day after he waived extradition from West Virginia, where he was arrested last week.

Ferrante, who is being held without bond, will have a preliminary hearing on Aug. 9.

Ferrante's attorney, William Difenderfer, has said his client "adamantly" denies any involvement in the April 20 death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

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