Trooper Butterfield

Confession of a killer

February 21, 2014
Confession of a killer

Editor’s note about our legal system. A confession to a police officer is not enough for a person to be convicted of a crime. Every person in this country accused of a crime has a right to a trial.  By Lisa Enos. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — Eric Knyzs waved his miranda rights and spoke to Michigan State Police Detective Gary Green…

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Knysz’s recorded confession played in court

February 21, 2014
Knysz’s recorded confession played in court

LUDINGTON — Eric Knysz’s words were heard for the first time in court today. A recording made by arresting officer Sgt. Gary Green of the Michigan State Police was played to the jury. “I want you to tell your story, I want you to tell me,” Green said to Eric, who was laying in a hospital bed at Munson Medical…

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‘He said he killed a fu*@in’ cop’

February 21, 2014
‘He said he killed a fu*@in’ cop’

  LUDINGTON — Friends of Eric and Sarah Knysz testified this afternoon in 51st Circuit Court. They talked about what Eric Knysz told them when he and Sarah stopped at their Wellston home the evening of Sept. 9, 2013. “He said that he killed a fu#*in cop,” Deborah Harris said. Deborah and Mark Harris both agreed that Eric seemed nervous.…

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Detective links fingerprints to Eric & Sarah Knysz

February 21, 2014
Detective links fingerprints to Eric & Sarah Knysz

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A Michigan State Police fingerprint examiner identified several pieces of evidence that linked Eric Knysz to the murder weapon used on Trooper Paul Butterfield. He also linked Knysz to at least two of the other charges against the 20-year-old during testimony in 51st Circuit Court this afternoon. In addition to being charged with first…

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MSP evidence techs testify

February 21, 2014
MSP evidence techs testify

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.   This post contains photographs that were taken of the blood stains at the crime scenes.  LUDINGTON — The third day of testimony in the murder trial of 43-year-old Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield is underway. On trial is Eric John Knysz, 20, of Irons who has been charged with first degree murder of a peace…

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