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Parents of Deputy Wyman: no anger towards suspect
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Brian and Lynnette Wyman say that the murder of their 24-year-old son, Oneida County Deputy Kurt Wyman, didn't shake their faith. In fact, faith is what is sustaining the devout family right now.
"The day before Kurt was killed, God was good. The day after Kurt was killed, God was good. He's good all the time and we just know he has a purpose for allowing this. He has a purpose for each of us in our lives," says Lynnette Wyman.
Deputy Wyman's father, Brian Wyman, says that doesn't mean it's easy.
"It's not like it's not hard at times, you know, we struggle with it," Brian Wyman said. "The emotions come in waves but when you have a faith that's deeply rooted, that's why you want it deeply rooted is for these tough times."
Infant Adyson Wyman was born the day her father died. Her grandfather says there were discussions about using medical science to delay the child's birth, but that, in the end, it was decided that nature would take its course.
"Adyson and Kurt were on this earth at least for a couple hours on the same day....and then, the other comment that's been made was were they in heaven for a couple of hours too for that day?" says Lynnette Wyman.
The Wymans say they're not interested in placing blame. They don't have attorneys. They say they're overwhelmed by the support of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department.
"It was a non-stop, around the clock care of us, of Lauren at the hospital," Brian Wyman said. "The other patients must have thought there must be a really bad woman down at the other end of that hallway, because it was non-stop."
While faith sustains them in the death of their son, is it strong enough to help them forgive his accused killer?
"Usually you have forgiveness for someone who asks it, but he hasn't asked it," Lynnette Wyman said. "But that doesn't mean we shouldn't, in our hearts, be ready to forgive and I know, probably, I feel like I'm ready to forgive."
As for the events of the night their son was killed, Brian Wyman says second-guessing services no purpose.
"It's not going to change anything," Brian Wyman said. "Kurt was trained, highly trained in the military and his profession - it's what he loved to do all his life."