Commonwealth Vs. Frein: High Profile Witness Could Take the Stand Today

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MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- A high profile witness could take the witness stand in the Eric Frein murder trial in Pike County today.

Trooper Alex Douglass, the officer injured in the 2015 ambush, could testify as early as today.

Prosecutors are starting their third week of testimony by focusing on two computer experts from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Corporal Derik Fozart has spent a majority of this Monday morning on the stand at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. He’s been testifying about what Frein may have searched both before and after the Blooming Grove ambush.

Before September 12th, 2014, prosecutors say they found evidence of computer searches, including the phrases ‘understanding police post shooting procedures,’ and ‘communications centers responses to officer down calls.’

Now, after the shooting, Corporal Fozart says he did a keyword search on a laptop recovered from an airplane hanger where Frein spent a majority of his time during his 48 days on the run. He got several hits for searches including: ‘Blooming Grove,’ ‘Eric Frein,’ ‘Brian Dickson,’ and ‘Eric Frein Support.’

In what may have been some of the most damaging testimony for the defendant, Corporal Fozart says he found a letter that was written to ‘mom and dad.’ It talked about sparking a revolution by doing something that hadn’t been done before.

The letter also went on to say that the writer did not have a death wish, but he or she knows the odds. Prosecutors say that letter was last accessed after the deadly ambush at the Blooming Grove Barracks.

Trooper Alex Douglass is back in the courtroom, and the district attorney says he will testify, which could happen today.

Eyewitness News will have continuing coverage of this trial.

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