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Second suspect in trooper shooting undergoes surgery, court date delayed
LUDINGTON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The man accused of gunning down a Michigan State Police trooper was expected to face a judge Thursday, but surgery has delayed his court date.
Mason County Prosecutors say 19-year-old Eric Knysz will be charged with multiple felonies related to the death of Trooper Paul Butterfield, including murder of a police officer.
Thursday, his pregnant wife was charged with being an accessory to the crime after the fact and stealing a car.
The charges stem from a traffic stop Monday night that police say took a deadly turn in Sheridan Township.
Driving records say that Eric Knysz had his license suspended in July. It also shows the suspension ended at midnight September 9th, five hours after Trooper Butterfield was killed.
Authrorities say that Eric Knysz underwent surgery Wednesday night for his bullet wound and won't be in court Thursday. A new date has not yet been set.
In the meantime, funeral arrangements are set for Trooper Butterfield. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Manistee High School on Saturday, with a service at 1:00 p.m.