This. Is. Awful.
A medical researcher from the University of Pittsburgh has allegedly poisoned his wife (a neurologist) with cyanide. To make matters even sadder, she thought the supplement he had her take was going to help them conceive a baby.
Dr. Robert Ferrante (above) has been arrested for allegedly lacing an energy supplement with cyanide, then giving it to his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein. They had JUST FINISHED texting about how the supplement could help them conceive a baby!
Luckily, Ferrante wasn't one of those smart doctors that would use his knowledge of medicine or how things work to kill his wife, because the high levels of acid found in Klein immediately made them test for cyanide as a precaution — even when they noted it was unlikely!
Unfortunately the tests revealed a lethal level of cyanide AFTER she had died and had been cremated (something Ferrante ordered, too)!
Seriously. We can safely assume he was accidentally given his degree, because just two days before his wife fell ill, he used his university credit care to by more than HALF A POUND of cyanide, and it was completely unrelated to the research work he was doing.
Apparently he suspected she was having an affair with a man in Boston, even though they were trying to get pregnant together. The accused dude told police he occasionally met her for dinner or drinks where she would straight up complain about her husband for being controlling and not supportive of her job or their daughter.
Ferrante was caught in West Virginia after cops got a hit on an automatic license plate reader, and set up a road block to catch him!
We hate that we have to say "allegedly" in this case! That poor woman! Don't even get us started with how awful this is for their little girl!
[Image via AP Images.]