Commonwealth Vs Eric Frein: Penalty Phase Begins

PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The saga continues in the trial of Eric Frein. Jurors convicted Frein on 'All' Counts Wednesday for shooting and killing a state trooper and injuring a second in pike county back in 2014. but now they have another decision to make... does he get the death penalty or life in prison? the penalty phase got underway Thursday. Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill is covering the trial for Eyewitness News

 Prosecutors started showing jurors a very personal side of the Blooming Grove Barracks tragedy. Corporal Bryon Dickson's wife Tiffany testified for nearly an hour -- describing her late husband as her "team-mate." She choked back tears at points -- as she tried to show jurors just how drastically her life has changed since 2014.

Tiffany Dickson described her husband as a proud member of the Pa State Police. She told jurors.."He loved to work because he loved to protect people and he was really good at it."

As she testified to what her life has been since the 2014 ambush at the Blooming Grove Barracks, she summed it up with the words sad and lonely. in a heart-breaking fashion, the mother of 2 also told jurors "There's no Tiffany Dickson anymore. I'm the widow of the slain trooper. I'm the widow... I'm not a nurse, wife, daughter."

Prosecutors called Tiffany Dickson to the witness stand to show jurors what the actions of Eric Frein took away.

The same jury that convicted the 33-year-old must now determine if he lives or dies.  Before court ended for the day -- Trooper Alex Douglass also returned to the witness stand.while jurors heard from him during the guilt phase -- he retook the stand today -- to tell jurors despite his recovery -- he might have to have part of his leg below the knee amputated.  The trial continues on Friday.


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