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Couple Held In Trooper's Death Waive Hearings

Couple Held In Trooper's Death Waive Hearings

A man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Michigan State Police trooper has waived a key hearing, a decision that sends his case directly to a trial court in northern Michigan.

Magistrate Patricia Baker said Eric Knysz waived his right to a hearing where prosecutors would be required to reveal some evidence. 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 last month in Mason County's Sherman Township. Knysz' wife, Sarah Knysz, also waived her right to a hearing on different felony charges.

 

 

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