Mother Of Man Who Killed Trooper To Be Sentenced

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- The mother of a man convicted of killing a Michigan state trooper is scheduled for sentencing after pleading no contest to a charge of being an accessory to a felony after the fact.

Tammi Lynne Spofford entered her plea in May. The plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing, which is scheduled for Tuesday in Mason County Circuit Court.

The Irons resident is accused of helping her son, Eric Knysz (NIZE'), and his wife, Sarah Knysz, after the fatal shooting of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield last year.

Eric Knysz was found guilty in February of killing Butterfield and hanged himself in April at a detention center in Jackson. Sarah Knysz is serving 2-5 years in prison for accessory after the fact.