LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Jury selection is set to start in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper in northern Michigan.
Eric Knys (NIZE) is charged with first-degree murder. Trooper Paul Butterfield II was killed during a traffic stop last September in Mason County.
Jury selection starts Tuesday in Ludington. Sarah Knysz struck a plea deal and has agreed to testify against her husband. She says they were traveling with stolen guns when Butterfield stopped their car.
The 43-year-old was the son of a state trooper. Butterfield was a high school champion in cross country, ran competitively at the University of Tennessee and served in the U.S. Army before joining the state police.