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Verdict Returned in Eric Knysz Trial

The jury has found the defendant, Eric Knysz guilty on all accounts.  The following are the charges for which he will be sentenced:

First degree murder of a peace officer in performance of his duties

Possession of a firearm

Carrying a concealed pistol without a license

Unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle

The jury deliberated today for a short period of time before returning the verdict. 

Michigan DNR License System Shut Down Today

The Michigan DNR's license system will be down today and Friday. People won't be able to buy any type of license online or in store due to updates being made. The system will be down from 6:30am to 12:05pm today. The new hunting, fishing, and off-road vehicle license structures and fees will take effect March first. 

ERIC KNYSZ TRIAL-MORE TESTIMONY

THE SECOND WEEK IN THE ERIC KNYSZ TRIAL CONTINUES TODAY. COURT BEGAN WITH AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE SECOND INTERVIEW BETWEEN DETECTIVE SGT. GARY GREEN OF THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE AND KNYSZ. THE RECORDING, WHICH LASTED ABOUT AN HOUR, RECOUNTS THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 9TH. KNYSZ ADMITTED TO TAKING A GUN OUT WHEN TROOPER BUTTERFIELD PULLED HIM OVER, BECAUSE HE WAS WORRIED OVER HIS SUSPENDED LICENSE. HE ALSO ADMITTED TO BEING ON DRUGS AND PAINKILLERS THAT EVENING. HIS WIFE SARAH KNYSZ, WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING A SENTENCE FOR ACCESORY TESTIFIED TODAY THAT WHEN TROOPER BUTTERFIELD APPROACHED THE TRUCK THEY WERE IN, ERIC SHOT HIM. ERIC APOLOGIZED TO HER AFTER THE FACT BUT STATED THAT HE HAD TO.ERIC KNYSZ REQUESTED THAT HIS WIFE NOT BE CROSS EXAMINED BY DAVID GLANCY. WHEN ASKED TO ADDRESS THE COURT AS TO WHY, HE STATED TO SARAH THAT HE LOVED HER AND HE WAS SORRY.  OTHER TESTIMONY WAS GIVEN BY TRAVIS GAJEWSKI, A MAN WHO WAS ON THE BUYING END OF A GUN SALE MADE BY ERIC KNYSZ WHILE USING AN ALTERNATE NAME. THE TRIAL WILL CONTINUE WITH PROSPECTIVE LAST DAY BEING FRIDAY.

 

 

 

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