Commonwealth Vs Eric Frein: Video Interrogation Shown to Jurors


PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The prosecution presses it’s case in the Eric Frein murder trial in Pike County.
  Detectives wheeled in a large amount of evidence this morning.  Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill is covering the Frein trial for Eyewitness News.  

While investigators used a hand-cart to truck exhibits into court Tuesday, their best evidence may have come from Eric Frein himself.

A three-hour video interrogation from the night of Frein’s capture was played for jurors.

On the video, Frein appeared defeated after a 48-day manhunt but also appeared regretful.

He said he was alone at the time the Blooming Grove barracks was ambushed in 2014 and had no help while living in the woods.

Frein said, “all I can say is I’m sorry”

Frein said he was going out to watch the sunset, near an abandoned airplane hanger in Monroe County at the time he was caught.

He also confirmed he had been staying at that hanger for a while and sometimes saw people going there to take pictures but he never talked to them.

Several times, Frein was pressed about why the attack took place.

State police Corporal Benjamin Clark asked Frein:

“If Mrs. Dickson and the boys were here, what would you tell them?”

Frein replied, “I don’t know why. I don’t know.”

Later in the video, Frein told investigators he was 31-years-old and still living with his parents.

He said he had “no prospect for the future.”

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