Prof. Ledewitz discusses question of moving trial in cyanide death
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that a lawyer representing a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of killing his wife with cyanide said that he likely will not seek to move his client's trial outside of Allegheny County. Duquesne University law professor Bruce Ledewitz commented that it's probably wise for the defense to have an Allegheny County jury hear the case, despite widespread publicity. "The benefit of moving the case is that, if you have a jury from somewhere else, they're not biased because they haven't heard about it - and if there's evidence around in the newspapers that the jury won't hear, it's good to move it," Ledewitz said. Despite that, Ledewitz said it's likely at least half the potential jury pool hadn't heard of the Ferrante case.
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