MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor is formally notifying the court he’s seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush.
Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin filed a document Tuesday listing aggravating circumstances that could send Eric Frein to the state’s death row.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say
Frein’s formal arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at the courthouse in Milford, but Tonkin says he expects Frein to participate by video from the Pike County Correctional Facility.READ MORE: 2 Found Dead Inside Home In Mayfair Neighborhood, Philadelphia Police Said
Defense attorney Michael Weinstein is declining to comment on the death penalty filing and says his client intends to plead not guilty at the arraignment.
Frein is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the September ambush that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and severely wounded Trooper Alex Douglass.MORE NEWS: New Area Code Approved For Some Pennsylvania Counties As Current Phone Numbers Run Out
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