Trooper Butterfield

Mother of trooper murderer receives up to 5 years in prison

June 17, 2014
Mother of trooper murderer receives up to 5 years in prison

Judge denies plea agreement recommendation. By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — Tammi Spofford, mother of the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, will spend up to five years in prison for her role in the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. Spofford was sentenced today by 51st Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper. Cooper rejected a…

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Mother of trooper murderer to be sentenced today

June 17, 2014
Mother of trooper murderer to be sentenced today

LUDINGTON — Tammi Spofford, the mother of the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, is scheduled to be sentenced in 51st Circuit Court this afternoon. On May 6, Spofford entered a plea of no contest to accessory after the fact. She is the mother of Eric John Knysz, the man who murdered Butterfield. Knysz was sentenced to…

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Father of Trooper Butterfield passes away

May 16, 2014
Father of Trooper Butterfield passes away

Paul T. Butterfield, father of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K.  Butterfield II, lost his battle with cancer Friday. The younger Butterfield was killed on Sept. 9, 2013 on North Custer Road in Free Soil Township by 19-year-old Eric Knysz of Irons. During Knysz’ trial and sentencing, the elder Butterfield wore a protective mask and had been going through treatment.…

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Trooper murderer left several notes before his suicide

May 12, 2014
Trooper murderer left several notes before his suicide

Eric John Knysz, the man who killed Trooper Paul Butterfield, left notes around his prison cell shortly before he hung himself last month. Mlive.com acquired parts  the Michigan State Police report through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. The investigation remains under investigation but the department released reports through May 6. The report stated that a corrections officer found Knysz around…

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Mother of trooper murderer pleads

May 6, 2014
Mother of trooper murderer pleads

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — The mother of the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield entered a plea in 51st Circuit Court this afternoon. Tammi Spofford, the mother of Eric John Knysz, pleaded no contest to accessory after the fact. Spofford,  50, of 8124 W. Eight Mile Road, Irons, was arrested last fall for her involvement…

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