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Convicted killer Eric Knysz taken off life-support


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.

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