Crime Eric Frein Found Guilty on All Charges for Killing of Pennsylvania State Trooper

03:01  20 april  2017
03:01  20 april  2017 Source:   NBC News

Jurors watch police interview with barracks ambush suspect

  Jurors watch police interview with barracks ambush suspect MILFORD, Pa. — A man charged in the fatal ambush of a Pennsylvania state police barracks told authorities on the night of his capture, "I did this. No one else did," according to a videotaped interview played for jurors on Tuesday.Prosecutors showed the video that police recorded on Oct. 30, 2014, hours after Frein was captured after spending 48 days on the run in the Pocono Mountains."All I can say is I'm sorry," Frein, now 33, told police investigators in an interview room at the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Eric Matthew Frein (born May 3, 1983) is a captured American fugitive, suspected in the 2014 Pennsylvania State Police barracks attack that led to the death of Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II, a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police; and the injury of Trooper Alex Douglass

The man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper was convicted of all counts by a jury on Wednesday and now faces the death penalty — more than two years after he led law enforcement on a nearly 50-day manhunt. Eric Frein was convicted on a total of 12 charges , including

Image: © Eric Frein, charged with murder of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Byron Dickson and critically woun... Image:

The man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper was convicted of all counts by a jury on Wednesday and now faces the death penalty — more than two years after he led law enforcement on a nearly 50-day manhunt.

Eric Frein was convicted on a total of 12 charges, including first-degree murder, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. His trial now enters the penalty phase, where jurors will have to decide between a death sentence or life in prison.

Frein, 33, who authorities say was an anti-government survivalist, was on trial for the killing of state Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding trooper Alex Douglass in Sept. 2014 during a sniper attack on a police station during a shift change.

Nearly 1,000 members of law enforcement participated in the six-week manhunt in the northeastern Pennsylvania woods before U.S. marshals captured Frein outside an abandoned airplane hangar.

He was captured about 30 miles from the barracks where he was accused of opening fire on the state troopers during a late-night shift change.

The penalty phase in the case will begin on Thursday.

Bell tolls for Frein .
<p>April 27--Deborah Frein of Canadensis sat still in the courtroom Wednesday night, silently staring down into her lap, as the jury announced her son should be sentenced to death, not life without parole.</p>The jury of eight women and four men, who reached the unanimous verdict after four hours of deliberation, had earlier convicted Frein, 33, of first-degree murder in the 2014 sniper ambush that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass at the state police Blooming Grove barracks. Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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