MILFORD, Pa. (Friday morning, April 7) - ”Precise fire from key positions at selected targets to kill enemy personnel and weaken enemy morale."

MILFORD, Pa. (Friday morning, April 7) - ”Precise fire from key positions at selected targets to kill enemy personnel and weaken enemy morale."
That's a sniper's mission as defined in "Sniper Training and Employment," one of the books found on the bookshelf in the bedroom of Eric Frein's Canadensis home. The book includes a diagram of a sniper's rifle and related equipment and instructions on proper maintenance, as well as information on marksmanship, field techniques and training exercises and night operations.
Frein is charged in a Sept. 12, 2014 nighttime sniper attack that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the state police Blooming Grove barracks. Frein was captured Oct. 30, 2014, ending a 48-day manhunt in the Poconos.
On Friday, the fourth day of his trial, Frein sat with his attorneys, occasionally whispering to them and taking notes, while listening to state police investigators' testimony and seeing the jury presented with pictures of items confiscated from his home.
Frein wasn't there days after the shootings, when his family was escorted from their home by a state police Special Emergency Response Team so that investigators could execute a search warrant on the residence. He was believed to be evading capture by hiding at the time.
Investigators' testimony Friday morning spotlighted a list of items the prosecution says incriminates Frein in Dickson's murder and Douglass' injury.
The items found in Frein's bedroom include a rack containing about a dozen long guns, a bookshelf containing camouflage caps and binoculars, cigarettes similar to ones found in the Jeep believed to have been abandoned by Frein shortly after the shootings and a picture board containing military decals and a photo of Frein posing in Serbian military reenactment gear. Also found in the bedroom were boxes of ammunition, the contents of which were laid out on the courtroom floor before the jury, rifle clips, a rifle barrel and a night vision monocular container, along with a 1969 U.S. Army instruction manual.
Under a dresser was a plastic bag containing small metal pipes with end caps.
On a table were a propellant, black powder, a mortar-and-pestle bowl containing black powder residue, a wooden box containing improvised party poppers, a plastic cup containing suspected black powder and spools of wire. Also found were a box containing a .308-caliber rifle scope, ballistic calculations on a sheet of paper and M2 tactical rifle scope specifications.
On a sheet of legal pad paper were drawings and listed items including rack, rifle, magazines, ammunition, pistol, scope, bombs and various survival items. On another similar sheet of paper was a "to-do" list of items including cleaning the Jeep believed to have been driven from the shooting scene and then abandoned, equipment/outfit reassessment and room-cleaning, along with another list of items including ammunition, compass, maps, bayonet, batteries, rifle, pistol and binoculars.
Found on a work bench in the Frein family basement were 14 or 15 spent rifle cartridge casings.
More testimony was expected Friday afternoon.