Accused cop killer Eric Frein has reportedly been slapped with new charges of two counts of terrorism — while a charge of attempted homicide has been dropped. The latest first-degree felony charges are based on the 31-year-old allegedly shooting two Pennsylvania troopers on Sept. 12 "with the purpose of influencing the policy of government,” according to PAHomePage reporter, Eric Deabill. A letter, allegedly written by Frein to his and addressed to his parents, also captured some of his claimed hatred for the government.
It was produced in a Pike County Courtroom Thursday afternoon, where Frein appeared via video conference, after it was recovered from his hard drive, according to prosecutors. In it, the so-called survivalist allegedly wrote: "I do not have a death wish but I know the odds. I tried my best to do this thing without getting identified, but if you are reading this then I was not successful." He adds that if he does survive his mission and "circumstances change ... then I may be able to return one day." Frein, who surrendered to police on Oct. 30 — capping a 48-day manhunt through the Pocono Mountains — is charged with first-degree murder and various other offenses, including two counts of possession of weapons of mass destruction.
Source: NY Daily News