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Fallen trooper's wife gives emotional testimony in trial

Fallen trooper's wife gives emotional...

MILFORD, Pa. - Jurors in Pike County will hear more about the life of slain state trooper Bryon Dickson.

Tiffany Dickson took the stand in Pike County court giving a tearful testimony speaking of her late husband saying, 'he loved to work, he loved to protect people".

The mother of two explained her raw pain is not just her own. The loss of her husband took a heavy toll on her sons ages seven and five at the time of the shooting. 

The oldest wakes up at night asking to die just to be able to see his dad again. Dickson said her oldest suffers night terrors and the youngest is failing out of school.

The devastation spun the family off course but Dickson says she's trying to get her family back on track and is currently working on her masters. Dickson told the jury her life now is sad and lonely. 'There is no Tiffany Dickson, I'm gone. I'm the widow of the slain trooper or just the widow," Dickson said.

On Wednesday, jurors found 33-year-old Eric Frein guilty on all 12 charges including two counts of first degree murder in the death of Corporal Dickson on September 12th 2014.

Frein critically injured Trooper Alex Douglass and killed 38-year-old Bryon Dickson after an ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks in the Poconos.

Jurors will decide whether Frein is sentenced to death or life in prison. The penalty phase of the trial continues Friday.

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