MILFORD -- A judge in Pike County has denied a motion by Eric Frein's defense to throw out the death penalty.
Frein is accused of the deadly ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks in September 2014 that left one trooper dead and another badly hurt. He was captured after a 48-day manhunt throughout the Poconos.
Frein's attorneys argued the death penalty is unconstitutional and wanted it taken off the table.
Frein was in court earlier this month as his attorneys argued for a trial before a jury brought in from another county.