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Father of GR murder suspect's previous victim speaks out
BARRY COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan man is in jail Thursday night, accused of murdering his cousin.
Now, the father of a teenager he's already killed is pleading for justice.
A judge arraigned Kyle Wilson on Monday on an open murder charge, connected to the beating death of Wilson's cousin, Brandon Nelson, at an apartment they shared in Alpine Township.
Wilson faced that exact charge 6 years ago, after stabbing 15-year-old Jordon Nink to death in Barry County, but he only served a few years in prison after taking a plea deal.
"I will never get over it. You live with it all day every day, said John Nink.
Nink says the worst day of his life was the 4th of July in 2007.
I got a knock on the door and it was three girls, and they asked me if I was Jordon's dad, he recalled. And they said you have to come with us, he's been hurt.
The police report shows Nink's 15-year-old son Jordon got into an argument with Wilson over an $80 debt.
Wilson stabbed him repeatedly in the chest and head, and told police that it was self-defense and that he blacked out. He was charged with murder.
When you see him sitting there, being accused of those charges, there's nothing there. He's empty, Nink said of seeing Wilson in court.
Eventually, the prosecutor offered Wilson a plea deal. He plead guilty to manslaughter.
With how he killed my son, how many times he stabbed my son, I don't see how they got manslaughter out of it, Nink contends.
Wilson, 17 at the time, served less than 4 years. Nink remembers the day he was released in 2011.
That was almost as bad as the day my son died, he said.
And then this past Sunday, a friend called.
He asked if I had seen the news, I said, no. He said, Kyle Wilson killed again, Nink said. I about dropped the phone.
If convicted, Nink prays the punishment for Wilson will be stiffer this time around.
They can't let him go this time. They can't let him out of prison again, he said. He will kill again.
Kyle Wilson is due back in court on September 30.