MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – A judge has set a March trial for a man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania.
The order by Pike County Judge Gregory Chelak also says an out-of-county jury will be picked to hear the case of 33-year-old Eric Frein.
Frein is charged with fatally shooting Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding another trooper outside the Blooming Grove barracks in September 2014.
He led police on a tense 48-day manhunt before U.S. marshals caught him about 30 miles from the shooting scene. Frein has pleaded not guilty.
Court documents say Frein spoke of wanting to start a revolution in a letter to his parents and called Dickson’s slaying an “assassination” during a police interview.