Man Who Killed MSP Trooper is Dead

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JACKSON, Mich –  The man who killed a Michigan State Police trooper in Mason County has died.

Here is the news release sent to FOX 17 from the Michigan Department of Corrections:


Death of prisoner Eric John Knysz #706599
LANSING- On Thursday, April 10, 2014, prisoner Eric John Knysz #706599 arrived at the
Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center (RGC) in Jackson to begin serving his prison
sentences for the murder of State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II.
On Monday, April 14, 2014, prisoner Knysz attempted suicide while housed at RGC. Following
the suicide attempt, Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) staff began proper medical
procedures to respond to prisoner Knysz’s condition and transported him to Allegiance Health
Hospital in Jackson.
Today at approximately 10:30 a.m., prisoner Knysz was removed from life support while housed
at the Allegiance Health Hospital in Jackson.

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