Man arraigned in shooting death of state trooper

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LUDINGTON, Mich. A 19-year-old Northern Michigan man has been arraigned on a homicide charge in the slaying of a state police trooper shot to death during a traffic stop.

The Ludington Daily News reports that Eric Knysz was arraigned Friday from the Mason County Jail.

He also is charged with using a gun during a felony, car theft and being a habitual offender.

Trooper Paul Butterfield was shot in the head Monday in Sherman Township, about 80 miles north of Grand Rapids.

Knysz, of Lake County, was shot by another trooper during his arrest. He was appointed a public defender and ordered held without bond.

Twenty-year-old Sarah Knysz is charged with helping her husband try to escape. Both face Sept. 25 preliminary hearings.

Butterfield's funeral is Saturday at Manistee High School.


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