HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Survivalist who killed st...

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 11:10 PM

Survivalist who killed state trooper to spark 'revolution' is guilty of murder

Source: Associated Press

A man who hid in the forest under cover of night and opened fire with a sniper’s rifle has been convicted of murdering a state police trooper he targeted at random in hopes of sparking a revolution.

A jury convicted Eric Frein for the attack at Blooming Grove state police barracks in north-eastern Pennsylvania in September 2014. Corporal Bryon Dickson, a married father of two, was killed, and a second trooper was shot through the hips and was left debilitated.

Frein was “literally hunting humans” when he peered at his targets through a scope during a late-night shift change and shot four times, Pike county district attorney Ray Tonkin told jurors in his closing argument. He called Frein a terrorist who sought to change the government through bullets and bombs.

The gunman led authorities on a 48-day manhunt through the rugged Pocono mountains before US marshals caught him at an abandoned airplane hangar more than 20 miles from the barracks.

[font size=1]-snip-[/font]


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/20/survivalist-who-killed-state-trooper-to-spark-revolution-is-guilty-of



Associated Press
Thursday 20 April 2017 00.52 BST

2 replies, 4018 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Survivalist who killed state trooper to spark 'revolution' is guilty of murder (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2017 OP
alanbudda Apr 2017 #1
BumRushDaShow Apr 2017 #2

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:18 AM

1. Terrorist

As a convicted terrorist and murderer he should spend his sentence at Gitmo.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:06 AM

2. It doesn't even seem like that happened almost 3 years ago.

Seems like it was just last year and I remember all of upstate PA was basically on a lock-down as they hunted for this guy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread