Jury selection complete for Wyngarden murder trial

Jury selection is complete for the upcoming trial of Ryan Wyngarden who is accused of killing his sister and brother-in-law in 1987.
The Holland Sentinel
Mar 6, 2014

The panel was chosen Wednesday, even though three days were set aside for the selection process at Ottawa County Circuit Court.

The trial begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday and is scheduled for 12 days. Judge Jon Hulsing is presiding.

Wyngarden, 52, remains in the Ottawa County Jail, where he has been since being booked on Jan. 21, 2013. He faces two open murder charges.

Rick and Gail Brink were shot to death in 1987 in a home on Ransom Street in Park Township 18 months after their wedding.

During a March preliminary examination — a court hearing to determine whether enough evidence exists to send a case to trial — prosecution witnesses said that Wyngarden’s motive was jealousy over the couple and that Wyngarden had admitted to having a sexual relationship with his sister when the two were teens.

Wyngarden’s wife said her husband confessed to the killing and asked her to provide an alibi. Wyngarden denies any wrongdoing.

Stay tuned to the Grand Haven Tribune, which is partnering with the Holland Sentinel to provide continued court coverage on this case all next week.



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