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Jury hears Knysz's recorded confession

LUDINGTON (WKZO) -- Eric Knysz fired one shot at Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield according to a recorded confession heard by the jury in his murder trial on Friday.

The conversation with police was recorded in a Traverse City hospital shortly after the officer’s death last fall.  Knysz told police he shot Butterfield because he didn’t want to go to prison and was afraid that "bad people" were coming after him.

Also Friday, jurors heard from State Police forensic scientists who noted blood stains on the suspect’s truck matched DNA from Butterfield and the gun Knysz dropped after he was shot was a match.

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