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Troopers describe how they apprehended the Knyszs

February 20, 2014
Troopers describe how they apprehended the Knyszs

By Lisa Enos. MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The Michigan State Police troopers who shot and arrested murder suspect Eric Knysz testified Thursday afternoon in 51st Circuit Court. Knysz, 20, of Irons is suspected of killing MSP Trooper Paul Butterfield. Day two testimony of the first degree murder trial of Eric Knysz, accused of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield…

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Second day of testimony begins

February 20, 2014
Second day of testimony begins

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — The second day of testimony in the trial of 20-year-old Eric John Knysz of Irons is underway. Knysz is charged with the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. The first witness to testify this morning was MSP Det. Sgt. David Johnson. Johnson was one of the first Michigan State troopers to arrive…

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Sheriff: ‘Paul, keep breathing. Keep fighting.”

February 19, 2014
Sheriff: ‘Paul, keep breathing. Keep fighting.”

LUDINGTON — Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole was at a Victory Township Board of Trustees meeting on the evening of Sept. 9, 2013. Part of the sheriff’s routine is to attend municipal board meetings around the county each month. While at the meeting he heard a siren from a sheriff’s patrol vehicle drive past. He identified the vehicle as being…

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Deputies testify in trooper murder trial

February 19, 2014
Deputies testify in trooper murder trial

LUDINGTON — Two deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office have testified so far this afternoon in the trial of Eric John Knysz, the 20-year-old Irons resident who is charged with the murder of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. Deputy Brandon Romaro, a 4-month rookie of the department, was the first law enforcement officer to arrive on the scene. Romaro…

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First witnesses called

February 19, 2014
First witnesses called

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Three witnesses have been called to the stand so far in the trial of Eric Knysz, the 20-year-old Irons man accused of murdering Trooper Paul Butterfield. Constance Helton, who works at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital (on Sept. 9, 2013 — the day of the shooting — it was known as Memorial Medical Center) was…

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