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Judge sets March trial in state police barracks ambush

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 19, 2016 9:13 AM
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(Milford) -- A judge has set a March trial for a man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper near a rural barracks in Pike County.

The order also says an out-of-county jury will be picked to hear the case of 33-year-old Eric Frein.

He is charged with fatally shooting Corporal Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside the Blooming Grove barracks in September 2014.

Frein led police on a tense 48-day manhunt before U.S. marshals caught him about 30 miles from the shooting scene.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Court documents say Frein spoke of wanting to start a revolution in a letter to his parents and called Dickson's slaying an "assassination" during a police interview.

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