02/26/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Michigan – A jury has convicted a Michigan man of murder for the shooting death of a state trooper. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), jurors found Eric Knysz, 20, guilty of first-degree murder on Tuesday for the killing of 43-year-old Trooper Paul Butterfield II in September.
According to prosecutors, Knysz had stolen guns in his possession when Butterfield pulled him over during a traffic stop in Mason County. Knysz’s wife Sarah was reportedly a witness to the incident and testified against him.
Sentencing in the case has been set for April 18. A sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole is mandatory for first-degree murder convictions in the state.
Butterfield’s fiancee, Jen Sielski, is quoted by the AP as stating of the verdict, “At least the killer won’t hurt anyone else.”
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