Trooper shooting defendant asks judge to stop DA from using name, image in campaign material

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 1, 2015 at 5:11 p.m.



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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The man accused of shooting to death a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another wants a judge to order the prosecutor to stop using his name or photo in campaign materials.

Attorneys for Eric Frein (freen) have filed a motion asking the judge for an injunction to prevent Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin from distributing material that refers to him.

Tonkin faces an opponent in the May primary as he seeks another term.

Tonkin says the mailing doesn't make any mention of the facts of the case, or its legal arguments.

The mailing tells voters they can trust him to prosecute Frein, who's shown in prison garb shortly after his arrest on charges he shot to death Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass last year.

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