MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - Eric Frein's defense rested in the penalty phase of his trial, a week after he was convicted of murder of a law enforcement officer, terrorism and other offenses. He was captured after a 48-day manhunt back in 2014.
Frein faces a potential death sentence for killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in the ambush attack at their barracks.
Tuesday, he decided not to take the stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life.
His younger sister testified he was her "protector" against their abusive parents.
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 said Eric Frein "made me feel like someone actually loved me."
Also Tuesday, prosecutors called rebuttal witnesses.
Frein said shortly after his capture that he intended to sell his story to the highest bidder. A recording of the jailhouse conversation was played for jurors. Frein told his mother three weeks after his arrest that reporters had been asking him for an interview. He laughingly said he would wait until after trial and give to the highest bidder.
Wednesday, the jury is expected to begin deliberations on whether to sentence Frein to death, or to life in prison without parole.