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Mary Winkler, Wife of Murdered Pastor Matthew Winkler Arraigned

Mary Winkler, the wife of accused of Pastor Matthew Winkler was formally arraigned in the shooting death her husband. Mary Winkler was charged with first-degree murder at the arraignment. Mary Winkler

Mary Winkler, 32, did not enter a plea. She is accused of killing 31-year-old Matthew Winkler, the preacher at the Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer, Tenn., a small town 80 miles east of Memphis.

(FOX News)

There was no plea entered, bail decision delayed and no motive was provided for the killing. There will be a preliminary hearing on Thursday to determine these outcomes.

General Sessions Court Judge Bob Gray delayed a decision on bail until Winkler mug shota preliminary hearing, set for Thursday.

Police said Friday she confessed to shooting her husband twice in the back. Her defense attorney said he is looking into reports of a confession to determine whether it actually happened and if so, whether that confession was legal.

Preacher’s Wife Appears In Court

Authorities have said Mary Winkler confessed to killing her husband on Wednesday and then leaving town with their three young daughters, though officials haven’t suggested a motive for the attack. The minister was found dead that night in the church parsonage.

(CBS News)

Friend Says Mrs. Winkler Is Apologetic According to reports, Mary Winkler has confessed to the crime of killing her husband Matthew Winkler and has also Winkler Mathewapologized and the friend says that Winkler is sorry for everything that has happened.” Of course an apology and confession does not stop one from “lawyering” up and coming out with a much different account.

Mary Winkler now has a Memphis lawyer, who describes his client as tired, and confused.

Wife of Slain Preacher Apologizes to Church

The preacher’s wife charged with murdering her husband wanted his congregation to know “she was sorry for everything she has done,” said church member Pam Killingsworth, who visited Mary Winkler.

(LA Times)

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