A defense attorney says an insanity defense is unlikely in the Eric Frein trial

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Frein is the man charged with fatally ambushing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania.

Attorney William Ruzzo said during a hearing over the holiday that an insanity or diminished capacity defense isn’t planned for 33-year-old Eric Frein.

Jury selection is slated in March in Chester County, outside Philadelphia, for a panel to be bused to Pike County.

Frein is charged with killing Corporal Bryon Dickson and wounding another trooper outside the Blooming Grove barracks in September 2014. He led police on a tense 48-day manhunt before U.S. Marshals caught him about 30 miles from the shooting scene.