Police Ambush Gunman’s Sister Calls Him Her ‘Protector’

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – The younger sister of a man who fatally shot a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in a 2014 ambush says he was her “protector” against their abusive parents.

Tiffany Frein took the witness stand Tuesday in the penalty phase of her brother’s capital murder trial. Eric Frein faces a potential death sentence for killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in the attack at their barracks.

Tiffany Frein was adopted into the family when she was 4. She told the jury her father physically abused her, and she called her mother a selfish manipulator.

She says Eric Frein “made me feel like someone actually loved me.”

Frein was convicted of murder of a law enforcement officer, terrorism and other offenses. He was captured after a 48-day manhunt.

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  1. Ken Keppel says:

    The headline makes it sound like the police ambushed this killer’s sister.

  2. David Colton says:

    And this has WHAT to do with his guilt, and/or he committed the crime? Now the defense will parade every person they can find, to say “What a good boy he was, never missed church, shoveled my sidewalk and driveway for free in winter, etc. etc. ANYTHING to get the death penalty off the table. He did it! Proof galore. Now as soon as the jury says DEATH, carry out the sentence within 90 days. (And change the law so the governor MUST sign off on the lawful decision of the jury within the 90 days.)
    Lesko & Travaglia have been on death row 38 years! Let’s “git er done.” The sentence should have been carried out a LONG time ago, instead of being a cash cow for the attorneys & court system.
    Now, ask me how I REALLY feel. This is such BS.

    1. Ken Keppel says:

      As long as Wolf is governor, there will not be anyone on deathrow put to death. He stopped that right after he took office

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