AAA  Apr. 21, 2017 12:20 PM ET
Trooper's mother says she doesn't hate killer, wants justice
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATEMENT OF NEWS VALUES AND PRINCIPLES 
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(AP) — The mother of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper says she doesn't hate her son's killer but wants him held accountable.

Darla Dickson testified Friday at the penalty phase of Eric Frein's (freen's) trial.

Frein was convicted of killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding a second trooper. Prosecutors say he opened fire on them in September 2014 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks.

Jurors are learning about Dickson's life as they weigh a potential death sentence for his killer.

Dickson's mother remembered him as a fun-loving prankster and devoted husband and father. She says his 10-year-old son told her he hated Frein, and asked whether she did, too.

She says she forgives Frein but seeks justice for her son.

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