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Judge orders Eric Frein to stand trial on barracks ambush charges; prosecutors seeking death penalty

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Eric Frein

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered a self-taught survivalist to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another during a barracks ambush.

Monday’s ruling came after a daylong preliminary hearing for Eric Frein.

Pike County prosecutors rested their case after presenting several witnesses and surveillance video of the attack.

One trooper testified that bullets from the shooting were fired from a gun recovered at the site where marshals arrested Frein after a 48-day manhunt.

The defense for 31-year-old Frein called no witnesses and offered no evidence.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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