WENY News - Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

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MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed.

Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason.

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are meeting with the judge Thursday morning.

Wednesday was the second day of trial for the 33-year-old Frein, who has pleaded not guilty.

Frein faces a potential death sentence if he's convicted in the attack that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass. He was captured following a 48-day manhunt.

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