|Published:||Jul 27, 2012 8:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 27, 2012 11:06 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- For the first time, family members of a slain salesman are speaking about their son. It's a story you'll see only on WINK News.
Nick Rainey was shot and killed Wednesday as he went door to door selling food. Police say the accused killer is Kenneth Roop.
Rachael Rafanelli was the only reporter to speak with the family. She has their heartbreaking story.
"He was fantastic he was the most caring loving person in the world, he always helped other people," The tattoos on Louise Pirigyi's feet are a permanent reminder of her love for her two sons.
Nick Rainey, her firstborn, she describes as a lover, not a fighter, and an excellent salesman
"I keep waiting for him to come home. I want him to come walking through that door, it's not real to me yet. He was everything. He was everything to me. I have two children. My Nickie and my Chad were everything to me, and now I don't have my Nickie anymore. They took him from me. I waited for him, and they took him from me in cold blood. They shot him in cold blood. He murdered my son in cold blood. They executed him. My son was executed," she said.
"When I got there I was going to call him up, and ask him where he was. By the time I got there, everything was cleaned up," said John Pirigyi, Nick's step father who is also a salesman.
"When we were in first appearance, Mr. Roop was asked 'why did you fire the second shot', and Mr. Roops answer was 'for effects.' What kind of effect did he want to see? He blew my sons head off, that I can't even have an open casket, they want to put a baseball cap on my son," Pirigyi said.
The family says they want justice, and are pleading with the community for support.
"We don't know where to go from here. This has never happened to us before."
The family has set up the Nick Rainey Memorial Fund at Busey Bank. Donations can be made at any Busey Bank location or mailed to the main branch at 7980 Summerlin Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33907.
For more information, call Busey Bank at 239-790-8000.
The family is holding a funeral for Nick Rainey Saturday July 28th, at Mullin's Memorial in Cape Coral, from 2:00-4:00pm.