Authorities say a man who was sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper tried to kill himself.
Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said in an email that Eric Knysz (NIZE) tried to hang himself with a bed sheet Monday afternoon. Knysz was being held at a detention center in Jackson and Marlan says he was taken to a local hospital.
State Police Lt. Chris McIntire says Knysz was on a ventilator.
Knysz was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trooper Paul Butterfield II in Mason County. He was sentenced last Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.