Day four of the Eric Knysz trial continues today. A number of witnesses took the stand yesterday... mostly law enforcement officials.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Troopers who apprehended the Knyszes described what happened when they found Knysz at the Dublin Market in Manistee. Trooper Joe Crofoot said Knysz pointed a gun at him before shooting him in the knee. He and his wife were cuffed moments later. Lake County deputies, who pulled over Eric's mother, Tammi Lynne Spofford, also took the stand. They all stated they saw a large blood stain on the driver's side of the pickup truck... that the Knyszes were driving earlier in the evening. Thomas Holcombe, of the MSP's Grayling Forensic Laboratory, showed the jury the gun used to kill Trooper Butterfield. He said he tested it and found Knys'z left ring finger print on the barrel. Defense attorney, David Glancy, challenged his expertise but Judge Cooper overthrew the argument. It was also revealed that most patrol cars at the MSP Hart Post don't have dash cameras and Butterfield's vehicle was one of them.