Jury selected for trial in state trooper's death

A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper in Mason County.
AP Wire
Feb 19, 2014

Eric Knysz is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Trooper Paul Butterfield II during a traffic stop last September.

The 43-year-old trooper was the son of a state police officer, a high school cross country champion and a competitive runner at the University of Tennessee.

Sarah Knysz said she and her husband were transporting guns when Butterfield stopped them. She struck a plea deal and is to testify against her husband.

Jury selection began Tuesday morning, and Mason County Circuit Judge Richard Cooper named 11 women and three women to hear the case. Cooper said he'll give jurors instructions Wednesday before lawyers deliver opening statements.




deuce liti

Better yet, have him work his Taco Bell job and someone shoots him in the face.

Like borscht.

Also, "11 women and three women"?


What a waste of everyone's money. Just sentence him already.

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