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Paul T. Butterfield, father of slain Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II hands a photo of his son to Sarah Renee Knysz to look at prior to his making a statement to the court, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Knysz was involved in the shooting death of Butterfield II. Knysz was sentenced before Mason County's 51st Circuit Court Judge Richard I. Cooper in Ludington on December 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)