Callous: Zink laughed (pictured) during his confession as he told police how he tied Morton to a tree, told her to look up, then snapped her neck and sliced her spinal cord with a knife. He was sentenced in 2004
Her body slams into mine and her arms wrap around my neck. "They told us you were dead!" she cries. I feel her tears wetting my shoulder. I hold her as tight as i can as her sobs fill the air. "It's okay," i whisper, "I'm here now. I'm never gonna leave you again, okay?" She lifts up her face and meets my eyes. As i wipe away her tears, she says, "O-okay."