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Jennifer Sielski, fiancee of slain Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II and his father, Paul T. Butterfield listen as Sarah Renee Knysz makes a statement in court during her sentencing. Knysz was involved in the shooting death of Butterfield II and was sentenced before Mason County's 51st Circuit Court Judge Richard I. Cooper in Ludington, Mich. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Knysz pleaded guilty on November 5 to accessory after the fact to murder and unlawful driving away of an automobile and was sentenced to 2-5 years for the after the fact charge and to 11 months for the unlawful driving away charge. Knysz's husband Eric John Knysz is charged with the murder of Butterfield II on September 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Chronicle, Ken Stevens)