BARRY COUNTY, Mich. (May 14, 2014)–A family from Barry County is finding peace after their son’s killer was convicted in a different murder trial.
It’s been seven years since John and Sally Nink lost their youngest son.
“Touching him…it’s all I wanted to do is touch him one more time,” Sally Nink said.
It was the Fourth of July 2007, when the Nink’s received a phone call that their son, Jordon Nink, 15, was stabbed. Upon arriving to the scene at a home located just up the street from where they live in Orangeville Township, they learned Jordon wouldn’t be coming home.
“Who knows where he would’ve been by now,” Sally said. “He loved football so much he could’ve had a scholarship to a college…who knows. I miss his smile….his hugs.”
Their son’s killer, Kyle Wilson, was charged with manslaughter. Wilson took a plea deal, one that the Ninks said got him out of prison after just three-and-a-half years.
Then, in 2013, Wilson was arrested again. This time on charges that he killed his own cousin, 32-year-old Brandon Nelson, inside their York Creek apartment in Comstock Park.
“Kyle Wilson, I forgave you and the day after I forgave you, you killed again,” Sally said.
The Ninks said they attended this latest trial where they watched on as a Kent County jury announced their verdict. Wilson was found guilty of second-degree murder. It’s an outcome that will do nothing to bring the Ninks son back, but they said it finally brings them justice after all these years.
“I’m praising the Lord for one thing because my son is finally getting justice but on the other hand I feel for the other family because now we can feel their pain,” Sally said.
Wilson is expected to be back in a Kent County courtroom for sentencing June 5.
“When he went to prison for three-and-a-half years he was in, like, a boy’s camp. So, everyone was under 21,” Sally said. “So, he never really served real prison time and now he’s going to. Yes, Kyle you’re serving in big boy prison.”