The father of a Michigan state trooper shot dead during a routine traffic stop confronted the pregnant wife of the man accused of killing his son.
As he handed her a family photo, Paul Butterfield accused a weeping Sarah Renee Knysz of crying only because she had been caught.
The 20-year-old was being sentenced for helping her husband Eric Knysz get away after State Trooper Paul K Butterfield was shot in the head.
Sarah Knysz was sentenced to between two and five years for accessory after the fact to a felon on Tuesday, but despite the victim’s father and fiancee being in court she offered no apology.
Before the sentencing, Mr Butterfield Sr handed her a family photo and told her: ‘I have seen your tears. I believe your tears are not a result of sorrow for our son’s death, but because you got caught.’
After telling the court the happiest day of his life was when his son was born, he turned to Knysz, who is nine months pregnant, and said: ‘I hope for the sake of [your] child that he or she is removed totally from your family and adopted [by a loving, stable family].’
Knysz, who was in the car at the time of the shooting had told the court it was out of fear for her life and that of her unborn child that she protected her husband after the shooting, M Live reported.