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Closing arguments scheduled today in trooper ambush trial

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 19, 2017 4:04 AM
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(Milford) -- Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments today in the trial of a survivalist who allegedly ambushed two troopers at a State Police barracks in Pike County.

Prosecutors presented more than 500 exhibits that helped tie Eric Frein to the deadly attack in Blooming Grove.

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin is seeking the death penalty against Frein, who's charged in the 2014 attack that killed Corporal Bryon Dickson II and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass.

Frein spent 48 days on the loose before being captured in the Pocono Mountains.

The defense did not present any evidence or testimony at trial.

If jurors convict Frein of first-degree murder, they'll consider either death or life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors say Frein ambushed the troopers in hopes of sparking a revolution.

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