Suspected Trooper Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Eric Frein is accused of killing one officer, badly wounding another.

The man accused of killing one Pennsylvania state police officer and badly wounding another during an ambush last fall has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case.

Eric Frein was caught after a weeks-long manhunt after the Sept. 12 incident. On Thursday, “the 31-year-old Frein participated by video from the county jail and answered yes-or-no questions from his lawyer, who entered the not-guilty plea on his behalf,” AP reports.

The arraignment came two days after a prosecutor indicated he will seek the death penalty in the case.

Frein faces charges of murder, assault, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and more.

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin is leading the prosecution. Michael Weinstein is Frein’s defense attorney.