Judge Warns Defendant To Control Himself During Trial

Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-26 19:01:02-04

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (March 26, 2014) — The judge in the trial of Ryan Wyngarden told the defendant several times to control himself while on the stand Wednesday.

Wyngarden is being tried on charges he killed his sister and brother-in-law in 1987.

At one point the judge asked the jury to leave so he could explain to Wyngarden that he was to answer questions without speaking over the prosecutor. Wyngarden continued to argue with the judge.

“Mr. Wyngarden, you can’t argue with me,” the judge said. “This isn’t going to end well for you with the jury.”

Wyngarden said it was hard for him to be cross-examined. “This is ridiculous,” Wyngarden said while being questioned.

Wyngarden admitted to having an “inappropriate” relationship with his sister but denied that it was sexual.

Wyngarden is expected to be on the stand throughout the day.

(Read the live trial blog)