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'Full justice' sought for police ambush killer

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 19, 2017 6:28 PM
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(Milford) -- A prosecutor says he will be seeking "full justice" for a Pennsylvania survivalist convicted of capital murder in the ambush slaying of a state trooper.

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin spoke to reporters after Wednesday's verdict finding Eric Frein guilty of all 12 charges, including murder of a law enforcement officer and terrorism.

Tonkin is seeking the death penalty.

Frein's attorney, Bill Ruzzo, says he will be trying to save his client's life. He says the defense team "can't make him a holy man" but they're "trying to make him a man."

The penalty phase of Frein's trial begins Thursday.

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