Eric Frein guilty on all charges in State Police ambush killing

Jury will next decide on whether he will get the death penalty

April 19, 2017 - 7:16 pm

It took four hours for a Chester County jury to find Eric Frein guilty of all charges against him, including first degree murder.  He showed no emotion as the verdict was read.  Frein ambushed the State Police barracks at Blooming Grove two and a half years ago, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously injuring Trooper Alex Douglass. Pike County D.A. Ray Tonkin told reporters after the verdict, "As you can see, the jury took this case seriously".   He added, "We have a very serious and somber proceeding to go through", referring to the death penalty phase which begins Friday.  The jury will decide if Frein will spend life in prison for the killing, or be sentenced to death.

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