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(MILFORD, Pa.) — Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second before prompting a large-scale manhunt in September 2014, pleaded not guilty to charges including first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

ABC’s Scranton affiliate WNEP-TV reports that Frein pleaded not guilty in Pike County Court on Thursday. The 31-year-old survivalist was captured in October after a seven-week hunt. U.S. Marshals took him into custody at an abandoned airplane hangar.

WNEP says that Frein’s defense lawyers are considering a motion to change the venue of the trial.

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