‘He started to ask how it was going and my husband shot him’

February 24, 2014
Sarah Knysz appeared in court.

Sarah Knysz appeared in court.

LUDINGTON — Sarah Knysz, the 21-year-old wife of Eric Knysz appeared in 51st Circuit Court this morning where she testified against her 20-year-old husband, Eric John Knysz. Eric Knysz is on trial for the Sept. 9, 2013 murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield in Free Soil Township.

In November 2013 Sarah pleaded guilty to accessory to murder of a police office and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle. She was sentenced in December by Judge Richard Cooper to 2 to 5 years in prison.

She is currently incarcerated at the Huron Valley Complex/Women’s Prison in Ypsilanti.

Sarah said that Eric was driving the white 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck when Trooper Butterfield pulled them over on North Custer Road.

She described what happened after they got pulled over.

“He (Trooper Butterfield) started to ask how it was going and my husband shot him… He said he was sorry (to me) but he had to do it.”


 By Rob Alway, Lisa Enos. 

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