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Jury Selection Begins in State Trooper Murder Case

State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield
State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield

UNDATED (WHTC) -- A murder trial involving the death of a Michigan State Trooper got underway on Tuesday.  Trooper Paul Butterfield was shot down last September during a traffic stop.  Potential jurors from Mason County were at the courthouse today in Ludington for jury selection.  The suspect, 20-year-old Eric Knysz, faces charges of murder of a peace officer, which is punishable by life in prison without parole.  Other charges include; felony firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and motor vehicle theft.  Knysz’s wife and mother also face charges related to the murder.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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