Man who killed MSP Trooper found guilty

The man accused of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield in September has been found guilty. The decision was made by the jury after only 90 minutes of deliberation.

Eric Knysz, 20, of Irons Michigan will serve a mandatory life sentence without parole for one count of first-degree murder of a peace officer. Knysz will be sentenced on a number of other charges in April including felony firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and car theft.

Knysz’s mother will also head to trial in May. She’s accused of helping her son after Butterfield was shot.