Suspect in trooper shooting case heads to court

January 5, 2015 7:31 AM

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MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A man who eluded police for 48 days after allegedly shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

A Pennsylvania district judge must decide after the Monday hearing whether there are sufficient grounds to send the case against 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) to county court for trial.

Frein is accused of fatally shooting Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass Sept. 12 outside their state police station in Blooming Grove.

This booking photo released Friday, Oct. 31, 2104 by the Pike County Correctional Facility shows Eric Frein, 31. Frein, who eluded police for 48 days after allegedly shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another, is due in court for a preliminary hearing. A Pennsylvania district judge must decide after the Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, hearing whether there are sufficient grounds to send the case against Frein to county court for trial. (AP Photo/Pike County Correctional Facility, File)

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The hearing will be held in the Pike County Courthouse in Milford.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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