Trooper Butterfield

No change in Knysz’ condition, still on life support

April 15, 2014
No change in Knysz’ condition, still on life support

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. JACKSON — Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, remains in critical condition at a Jackson area hospital. On Monday afternoon, the 20-year-old prisoner attempted to hang himself.  Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said that at 5:15 p.m. he had contacted Michigan State Police which reported no change in Knysz’ condition;…

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Knysz is on life support after suicide attempt

April 14, 2014
Knysz is on life support after suicide attempt

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. JACKSON — Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, has attempted to commit suicide, a Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman has confirmed. Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper sentenced the 20-year-old Irons resident last week to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the Sept. 9, 2013…

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Citizens, agencies honored for trying to save Trooper Butterfield

April 14, 2014
Citizens, agencies honored for trying to save Trooper Butterfield

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A special recognition ceremony honoring those who were part of the emergency response to the Sept. 9, 2013 murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield was held this afternoon at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce/Mason County Airport complex. Connie Helton along with Chuck and Shannon Comstock were the…

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Trooper killer receives life sentence

April 8, 2014
Trooper killer receives life sentence

More updates to come. By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — Eric John Knysz, the 20-year-old Irons resident who murdered Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced today in 51st Circuit Court to life in prison without parole. For the first time, since Knysz murdered Trooper Butterfield on North Custer…

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Officials react to sentencing

April 8, 2014
Officials react to sentencing

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  A community nightmare that began on Sept. 9, 2013, has nearly ended. Eric John Knysz, 20, of Irons was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. His sentence calls for no chance of parole. The Mason County courthouse was full this afternoon with law enforcement officials and other…

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