Mary Winkler waived extradition and will return to Tennessee to face first-degree murder charges in his death of her husband, Pastor Matthew Winkler.
Orange Beach Assistant Chief of Police Greg Duck said Friday she had waived extradition and would be sent back to Tennessee later in the day or on Saturday. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent John Mehr said authorities were charging her with murder in her husband’s death after interviewing her during the night.
“We’ve known from the beginning that she was either a suspect or a victim,” said TBI spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson. (AP)
So far there has been no report as to what the motive may have been as to why Mary Winkler allegedly murdered her husband.
CNN: Mary Winkler, wife of slain minister Matthew Winkler, has confessed to killing him, police in Selmer, Tennessee, say.
SELMER, Tennessee (CNN) — The wife of a slain Tennessee minister has confessed to killing him, police said Friday.
Selmer police said the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, which is taking part in questioning Mary Winkler, informed police of the confession.
Winkler, 32, faces a charge of first-degree murder for the death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, 31.
Police: Slain Minister’s Wife Confessed to His Murder
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The wife of a pastor found shot dead in his house has confessed to his murder, Tennessee police said Friday.
Mary Winkler, 32, told Alabama authorities that she killed her husband, according to Roger Rickman, an investigator with the Selmer, TN. Selmer, TN., Police Department. She has agreed to return to Tennessee to face first-degree murder charges.
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