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Trial set for man accused of killing Michgan State Police Trooper

Erik and Sarah Kynsz have been charged in the shooting death of Trooper Paul Butterfield.


A roughly two-week trial has been scheduled for a man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Michigan State Police trooper.


The trial for 19-year-old Eric Knysz is scheduled to start Feb. 18 in Mason County Circuit Court in Ludington. He's charged with murder of a peace officer and other crimes in Mason County.


Trooper Paul Butterfield was shot in the head during a traffic stop Sept. 9 in Sherman Township, about 80 miles north of Grand Rapids.


Butterfield grew up in Bridgeport Township.


Knysz' wife, Sarah Knysz, also faces different felony charges. She has a hearing scheduled for Nov. 5. They're both being held in the Mason County Jail.

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