Noted pathologist Cyril Wecht lectures this week

Cyril Wecht

Cyril Wecht

Cyril Wecht, a noted forensic pathologist who has been a consultant in high-profile cases ranging from Elvis Presley to John F. Kennedy, speaks Tuesday, April 30, in Beeghly Center on the campus of Youngstown State University as part of the YSU Alumni Lecture Series.

The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., with networking starting at 5:30 p.m.

YSU faculty, staff, students and the community are welcome. The cost is $5 for Alumni Society members and $7 for non-members. Hors d’oeuvres are included. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Heather Belgin in the YSU Office of Alumni and Events Management at habelgin@ysu.edu or 330-941-1591.

Wecht’s presentation will be titled “The Role of the Forensic Pathologist in Controversial Cases.” Wecht has frequently appeared on nationally syndicated programs discussing various medico-legal and forensic scientific issues, including medical malpractice, drug abuse, the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the death of Elvis Presley, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenet Ramsey cases. His expertise has also been utilized in high profile cases involving Mary Jo Kopechne, Sunny von Bulow, Jean Harris, Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, the Waco Branch Davidian fire and Vincent Foster.