Frein Looks Very Different After 2 Months Behind Bars

Ambush video shown at survivalist's hearing
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2015 2:49 AM CST
Eric Frein Hearing Shown Ambush Video
Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing yesterday.   (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

Eric Frein appeared in court yesterday, and the suspected cop-killer looked very different than he did immediately after his 48 days hiding out in the Pennsylvania wilderness. The survivalist was clean-shaven and wore glasses as he arrived at a hearing where a judge ruled there was enough evidence to try him on charges relating to an ambush that killed one state trooper and wounded another at a remote barracks on Sept. 12, ABC reports. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The judge ruled there was enough evidence to try the 31-year-old on a dozen charges, including a terrorism charge stemming in part from a letter he wrote to his parents saying he wanted to start a revolution, the Morning Call reports. The evidence presented at the hearing included a chilling video of both officers being shot, reports the New York Times. Officers at the barracks could be seen positioning a police car for cover as they dragged the body of Cpl. Bryon Dickson inside after the ambush. After Frein's Oct. 30 arrest, he was placed in Dickson's handcuffs and taken to the same barracks in the slain officer's squad car. (More Eric Frein stories.)

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