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Eric Frein’s lawyers withdraw request to move trial out of Pike County

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MILFORD, Pa. — Attorneys for the man accused of killing one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injuring another have withdrawn their request for a change of venue.

Eric Frein’s lawyers had asked to move the trial out of Pike County after District Attorney Ray Tonkin sent out a re-election campaign mailer that included Frein’s picture. The flier reads “We can trust this man,” referring to Tonkin, “to prosecute this man,” referring to Frein.

COURTESY: WNEP

COURTESY: WNEP

Frein is accused of ambushing two state troopers outside of the State Police barracks in Blooming Grove Township.

His lawyers say the may re-file the request to move the trial at a later date.