WWMT Newschannel 3 - Search Results
Drama in court at Wyngarden preliminary hearing
HOLLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Disturbing new information was revealed on Wednesday in the preliminary hearing of a man accused of killing his sister and brother-in-law more than two decades ago.
Investigators say Ryan Wyngarden murdered his sister Gail Brink and her husband Rick in Park Township back in 1987.
A break in the cold case came a few months ago when Wyngarden's wife Pamela came forward and told police he was the killer.
Wyngarden's hearing Wednesday wound up in chaos during Pamela's testimony.
She testified that he told her he killed his sister because he didn't want her husband to know about his sexual relationship with her.
Pamela Wyngarden claimed she didn't say anything, as she was fearful of him.
He erupted in court, calling her a lying woman.
Wyngarden was removed from the hearing after yelling at his wife in court.
She confessed to police in mid-January that her husband had admitted to killing his sister and brother-in-law the day after the murders, more than 25 years ago.
Police had questioned the couple multiple times over the years, but it wasn't until this year that detectives finally had enough evidence for two open murder charges.
Pamela testified Wednesday that her husband wanted his sister to suffer, and that she hadn't gone to police earlier because she was in fear of her own life.
Testimony is set to resume Thursday morning.