LUDINGTON, Mich. (WOOD) - The man accused of shooting and killing a Michigan State Police trooper is expected to stand trial for murder.
Eric Knysz is charged with shooting Trooper Paul Butterfield in the head during a traffic stop in Mason County on the evening of Sept. 6. Butterfield died later that night during surgery.
Knysz, 19, was in a Ludington courtroom Tuesday for a pretrial hearing, during which the judge scheduled a trial for mid-February, NBC affiliate WPBN reports.
Knysz is charged in Mason County with the of murder of a police officer, felony firearms, carrying a concealed weapon, auto theft and being a second-time offender.
He also faces charges in Manistee County, where police found him and his pregnant wife, Sarah.
Sarah, 20, is charged in with being an accessory after the fact in the murder and other crimes.
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