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Paul Butterfield

Eric Knysz (Credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

Official: Man Who Killed Trooper Attempts Suicide

Authorities say a man who was sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper tried to kill himself.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2014

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

Man Gets Life Behind Bars In Michigan State Trooper’s Death

A 20-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a Michigan state trooper during a traffic stop was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014


First-Degree Murder Conviction In Killing Of Michigan State Trooper

Twenty-year-old Eric Knysz of Irons was on trial in the September shooting of 43-year-old Trooper Paul Butterfield II in Mason County.


Trooper Paul Butterfield (Credit: Michigan State Police)

Witnesses Describe Efforts To Save Fallen Trooper

Sobbing witnesses took the stand at the trial of a man charged with killing a Michigan state trooper, describing how they found the victim face-down in the road with a gunshot wound to the head.


Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

Pregnant Wife Of Murder Suspect Sentenced In Trooper’s Death

The pregnant wife of a man charged with fatally shooting a Michigan state trooper during a traffic stop has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for helping him escape.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2013

Tammi Lynne Spofford (Booking Photo)

Mother Of Suspect In Trooper’s Shooting Death Faces Charges

The mother of a man accused of fatally shooting a Michigan state trooper has been charged with helping her son steal a car to flee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

Wife Of Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty In Mich. State Trooper’s Death

“My husband pulled away, and I looked behind and I saw the trooper laying in the road and a bunch of blood,” she testified.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

February Trial Set In State Trooper’s Shooting Death

A roughly 2-week trial has been scheduled for a man charged with murdering a Michigan State Police trooper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013