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Judge Sets March Trial for Pennsylvania Police Barracks Ambush Shooting Suspect Eric Frein

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 shooting and killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding another trooper outside the Blooming Grove barracks in September 2014. [[281109012, C]]

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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.

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