Suspected Trooper Shooter to Face Death Penalty
The man accused of an ambush attack that killed one state trooper and badly wounded another last year should face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Eric Frein is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of murder, assault, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and more, stemming from the Sept. 12 attack on the state police barracks at Blooming Grove. Frein was captured Oct. 30.
“Authorities say Frein confessed to what he called an assassination, and that he wrote in a letter to his parents saying he wanted a revolution to restore liberties,” AP reports.
Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin is leading the prosecution. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein said Frein will plead not guilty.