Officials have announced that a man serving a life sentence in the slaying of a state trooper has been taken off life-support following a suicide attempt.
The Department of Corrections says in a release that Eric Knysz was removed from life-support about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at a hospital in Jackson.
Knysz tried to hang himself with a bed sheet Monday afternoon at a detention center in Jackson.
He was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trooper Paul Butterfield II and was sentenced April 8 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Authorities said Knysz had stolen guns with him when Butterfield pulled him over in western Michigan.