Home » USA

Penn. man found guilty of murdering State Trooper

20 April, 2017, 13:44 | Author: Mae Harvey
  • 69 News              
  
                     				69 News

Frein, 33, could face the death penalty if he's convicted.

"Today justice was served and a brutal murderer will be held accountable for his heinous and cowardly acts against members of the Pennsylvania State Police", he said in a statement. It comes from a laptop computer investigators found in an abandoned airplane hanger where they believe Frein was hiding out in the 48 days following the shootings. Bryon Dickson II during a late-night shift change. "We're hoping to save Mr. Frein's life", said William Ruzzo.

He faces a total of 12 charges, including murder of a law enforcement officer, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction counts related to bombs he left in the woods while eluding a police dragnet. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, only three people have been executed since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court restored the death penalty in the state.

Frein's attorney, Bill Ruzzo, says he will be trying to save his client's life. "They villainized him. We can't make him a holy man but we can try to make him a man".

Unlike the evidentiary phase of the trial, the penalty phase will allow the defense the last word.

Frein has said he didn't know Douglass or Dickson before the attack, telling police after his capture that he chose to ambush the Blooming Grove barracks because it's surrounded by woods and offered good cover.

Alex Douglass was a CrossFit and running enthusiast who ran a 50-mile ultra-marathon when he wasn't working his day job as a state police trooper.

A death sentence would send Frein to death row, but the state has a moratorium on executions under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

After eight days of testimony jurors in the murder trial of Eric Frein have already heard from dozens of prosecution witnesses. Frein's defense attorneys rested their case moments later, without calling any witnesses or offering any evidence.

Prosecutors presented the letter Monday during Frein's trial on charges he killed Cpl. District Attorney Ray Tonkin says Frein was a terrorist and a cold-blooded killer who was "literally hunting humans" when he opened fire on the Blooming Grove barracks September 12, 2014.

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin, outside the courtroom on Wednesday, said, "As you can see, the jury took this case seriously and looked at all the evidence and rendered a very serious verdict in the courtroom this afternoon". Bryon Dickson II was killed.

Frein, who led police on a 48-day manhunt through the Pocono Mountains before his capture by USA marshals, faces a potential death sentence if he's convicted of killing Cpl.

Recommended:

  • Jakarta governor election results

    Jakarta governor election results

    He was catapulted to national prominence after becoming governor of Jakarta , with Ahok serving as his deputy. Last year, Ahok was seen as the strongest contender for the gubernatorial election in the country's capital.

    United Airlines changes crew booking policy after passenger dragged off plane

    Munez added that "the carrier would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights". Attorney Thomas Demetrio also said neither Dao nor his family had heard directly from United since the incident.
    Gunman kills 3 in Fresno; suspect wanted in other case

    Gunman kills 3 in Fresno; suspect wanted in other case

    Police said Muhammad kept walking, shot at another man but missed, then found another victim on Fulton Street and killed him. Jerry Dyer told reporters the crime appeared to be "solely based on race". 'This is exclusively based on race'.
  • Soyuz space capsule carrying American, Russian blasts off

    The two American astronauts are scheduled to speak with President Donald Trump on Monday. Soyuz crewmate Yurchikhin has made four previous spaceflights.
    No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

    No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

    He questioned how foreign experts already could have concluded that Damascus is responsible. Tillerson said he aims to clear up "sharp differences" with Russian Federation .

    Leicester eye Champions League return after first 'taste' left them wanting more

    But having dined at the top table of European club football, Drinkwater insists he and his teammates are hungry to return one day. He sent on Ben Chilwell and Leonardo Ulloa for Shinji Okazaki and defender Yohan Benalouane, flooding Vardy with greater support.
  • Tillerson fears an "unchecked Iran" will become like North Korea

    President of the United States of America Donald Trump was against the deal during his campaigning days. The Trump administration, however, has "no intention of passing the buck to a future administration".

    No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches Champions League semis

    His opposite number, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, admitted Barcelona were beaten by the better side. We had a great attitude and made a huge effort so it's a shame.
    Major League Baseball  celebrates Jackie Robinson's breaking of color barrier

    Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson's breaking of color barrier

    While baseball has been celebrating it for many years, it wasn't until a little more than a decade ago MLB made 42's day official. That style never left Robinson for a day in his career and, more importantly, it was also the way he lived his life.
  • Trumps celebrate Easter Egg Roll at White House

    This year's 139th Easter Egg Roll is Trump's first Easter celebration after being hailed as the President of the United States. Trump read " Party Animals ", a story about celebrating differences written by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford.

    Russian, Iranian presidents denounce United States strikes against Syria

    On the same day, Tillerson said on a trip to Turkey that the "longer-term status of Assad would be decided by the Syrian people". President Donald Trump, before his election, described fighting ISIS and seeking Assad's removal at the same time as "idiocy".
    Pence: US won't rest until North Korea gives up nuclear weapons

    Pence: US won't rest until North Korea gives up nuclear weapons

    He added that Japan needed to apply pressure on Pyongyang to "seriously respond to a dialogue" with the global community. Nuclear conflict looms as Trump said the USA has "no choice" but to build up military power "stronger than ever before".


Popular

Family: Merrell Shoe Founder's Missing Wife Has Survival Skills
The National Park Service has deployed a helicopter, drone, inflatable motor boat and about 20 search and rescue personnel. But the park's almost 2,000 square miles, steep cliffs and mesmerizing views have often led to accidents and deaths.

Workers plug Alaska North Slope oil well that leaked gas
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.is a joint partnership between North Slope's producers Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc, and ConocoPhillips. The gas, which comes up along with oil, is typically pumped back underground to squeeze more crude oil out of the reservoirs.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell
Hernandez's death came on the day that the team was visiting the White House to celebrate its fifth Super Bowl victory. Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon said.

Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag
We have heard about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks and rumors that suggested the handset will have a lot of things in common. But Samsung ditched those plans because it had to reposition the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Shakespeare targets Champions League return for Leicester after fairytale ends
Morgan said: "We are not in the running for the championship again and we are out of the Champions League , so the ride is over". The Spanish side went through 2-1 on aggregate after the two sides drew 1-1 on the night at Leicester's King Power Stadium.