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March trial for Wyngarden in murder case
OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A cold case murder is headed to trial.
Ryan Wyngarden was charged in January with the deaths of his sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Rick Brink.
The couple was found murdered in their Zeeland home in 1987.
We've already seen outbursts from Ryan Wyngarden in the hearings.
He has not hid his emotions or his shock about the charges against him at all.
Investigators say Wyngarden murdered his sister, Gail Brink, and her husband, Rick, in Park Township back in 1987.
Wyngarden's wife, Pamela, confessed to police in mid-January of this year that her husband admitted to the murders.
Prosecutors say Wyngarden committed the crime to cover-up a sexual relationship between he and his sister, Gail.
It was Rick's mother who found the murdered couple at their home when neither of them showed up for work.
During his preliminary hearing back in February of this year Wyngarden was escorted from the courtroom as his wife, Pamela testified.
He was disruptive and called her --quote-- "a lying woman."
"I can't believe you're saying all these lies about be Pam, you know they're lies," said Wyngarden.
Police had questioned the Wyngarden and his wife multiple times since the murders, but it wasn't until this year that detectives finally had enough evidence for charges.
He is now facing two counts of open murder.
Wyngarden's trial date has been pushed back. It will now take place in March of 2014.