Couple Accused In State Troopers Death Back In Court

Posted at 12:15 PM, Oct 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-07 13:58:39-04

couple2MANISTEE,Mich. — Eric And Sarah Knysz were charged in Manistee County back in September. On Monday October 7 Knysz’s pregnant wife, Sarah was in court for a preliminary hearing, that hearing was adjourned for 2-3 weeks to allow the defense more time to prepare for the case.

Sarah Knysz is charged with accessory after the fact and stealing a vehicle. Both carry a five-year sentence.

Eric Knysz was charged on September 24 and waived his preliminary hearing on October 7. Eric Knysz has been charge with the following:

Count 1. Weapons-Firearms-Receiving And Concealing

Count 2. Weapons – Carrying Concealed

Count 3. Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Driving Away

Count 4. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

Count 5. Weapons – Felony Firearm

Eric Knysz is charged with homicide/murder of a police officer, which carries a life sentence without parole.

Other charges include felony firearms, carrying a concealed weapon and stealing a vehicle. And, because Knysz is an habitual offender, having been convicted of a 2008 home invasion, an habitual offender second offense charge was also added.