Eric Frein arrives for arraignment to court on October 31, 2014 in Milford, Pennsylvania. Frein, a suspected cop killer, was taken into custody from a Pennsylvania airport hangar after a seven-week manhunt.

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Pa. Supreme Court upholds conviction, death penalty for Eric Frein

April 26, 2019 - 12:43 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's highest court has upheld the death sentence for the man convicted in the 2014 deadly ambush on a State Police barracks.

In its ruling Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the evidence presented at Eric Frein's trial was sufficient to support a first-degree murder conviction and death penalty.

Frein was found guilty two years ago of shooting and killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson outside the Blooming Grove barracks in the Poconos.

A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was seriously wounded in the attack.

After a 48-day manhunt, U.S. Marshals captured Frein on the grounds of a unused airfield near Tannersville, Pa., on Oct. 30, 2014.

The Supreme Court's ruling upholds the decision by the Pike County Court of Common Pleas.