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The body of Missing Jamie Lynn Drake found in Stevens County

There is sad news to report in the case of missing teen, Jamie Lynn Drake . With theJamie Lynn Drake 1 help of Kevin Wayne Newland, who is in custody in connection with Jamie’s disappearance, he informed police where to find her body. Another teens life ends so tragically early, far before her time.

A body believed to be a missing 19-year-old woman has been located with the help of a man arrested in her disappearance, sheriff’s deputies said today.

Deputies from Spokane and Stevens counties were told by Kevin Wayne Newland, 20, to look beneath the floorboards of a cabin near the town of Addy, the sheriff’s offices said in a press release.

Newland was returned to Spokane on Thursday and under interrogation he directed deputies to the cabin, which is reportedly owned by his mother, the press release said.

(Seattle Times)

Missing woman’s remains found in Stevens County
Newland to be charged with Jamie Drake’s murder


SPOKANE — Detectives have located a body in Addy, Washington that is believed to be the remains of 19-year-old Jamie Lynn Drake, who has been missing for a week and the man who was found with her car earlier in the week will be charged with her murder.

Spokane County detectives were led to a cabin in Addy by Kevin Newland, the 20-year-old man who was arrested in Maple Valley earlier this week with Drake’s 1993 Ford Mustang.

Credit card receipts show he allegedly first headed north to Deer Park, Colville and Kettle Falls on a route that took him right through the area where the victim’s body was discovered.


Jamie Lynn Drake’s friends gathered to mourn the loss of their friend.

Jamie Drake’s friends gathered Friday afternoon at Mead Alternative High School. While it’s not unusual for these girls to get together, the circumstances for their meeting Friday – to mourn the loss of a close friend – was something they never planned for.

Jordan Sheffield, Jamie’s best friend since the 3rd grade, is at a stage of shock where past and present tenses blur together. She was Jamie’s roommate and her ex-boyfriend Kevin Newland is the one accused of killing her.

“I love the girl … she’s a great person and I’m sorry everything happened,” she said.

Statement from Jamie Drake’s family

This morning we met with the representatives of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department. They advised us of the investigation to date and that they would be executing a search warrant in rural Stevens County where they believe they will find a body. While one always wants to remain optimistic, there seems little reason to be at this point.

Jamie is and always will be very special to all of us. She represents all that is good in life with her smile, sparkling eyes, quick laugh and spirit for life. She is a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and cousin.

June 30th, 2006 at 10:11pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | no comments

Mary Winkler To Have Bond Hearing Today in Death of Husband Matthew Winkler

Mary Winkler who has allegedly confessed to the murder of her husband Matthew Winkler is to seek bond today on the murder charge. Mary Winkler has been held in jail without bond since March 23, 2006.

A medical examiner has said Matthew Winkler was shot in the back at close range with a shotgun. No motive has ever been disclosed.

Defense lawyer Steve Farese plans to call members of Matthew Winkler’s church as character witnesses for his client at the hearing.

Farese said a statement Winkler made to police may be presented at the hearing.

Investigators call the statement a confession, though defense lawyers disagree with that description.
(Eye Witness News Memphis)

Mary Winkler appears in Selmer courtroom

Mary Winkler appeared in a Selmer courtroom just after 10:45 Friday morning, as part of a judge’s routine docket.

Winkler is accused of killing her husband, Matthew Winkler, who was pastor of the Fourth Street Church of Christ. Members of his congregation found him dead in the couple’s bedroom at the parsonage on March 22nd after he failed to appear for an evening church service.

Town looks for answers in preacher’s killing
Minister’s wife accused of murder asks for bond

SELMER, Tennessee (CNN) — For three months, the 4,500 souls of this God-fearing town have been left to wonder if a demure preacher’s wife shot her husband in the back and ran off to the beach with their three girls.

And if she did it, why?

Mary Carol Winkler, 32, pleaded not guilty to killing the charismatic new preacher of the Fourth Street Church of Christ and the congregation has turned the other cheek.

But the residents of Selmer haven’t come close to understanding why it might have happened.

UPDATE: Winkler states that she was arguing with her pastor husband about money before she shot him

A TBI agent today read a statement Mary Winkler gave to police after her preacher husband was found shot to death in Selmer.

Agent Brian Booth quoted from the statement, saying Winkler told investigators she and her husband, Matthew Winkler, had argued about several things, including finances. Advertisement

In the statement, Mary Winkler is quoted as saying she doesn’t remember getting the shotgun from a closet at the parsonage, but recalls holding it and said the blast wasn’t as loud as she had expected.

The statement said Matthew Winkler rolled out of bed onto the floor and asked why she had shot him.

Mary Winkler said she wiped blood from his outh and said she was sorry and that she loved him.

CNN: Mary Winkler told authorities she didn’t remember getting gun

Booth testified that Winkler told police she knew her husband kept a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun in the closet of the home where they lived with their three daughters. She said she didn’t remember getting the gun.

Mary Winkler’s statement of the time leading up to the shooting was as follows:

Winkler said the two had argued throughout the evening about several things, including family finances. The problems were “mostly my fault,” she said, because she was in charge of keeping the family books.

“He had really been on me lately criticizing me for things — the way I walk, I eat, everything. It was just building up to a point. I was tired of it. I guess I got to a point and snapped,” Booth read to the court.

June 30th, 2006 at 12:21pm Posted by | Court Hearing, Crime/Murder, Mary Winkler | no comments

Florida Judge Tosses out John Couey Murder Confession of Jessica Lunsford

How else can a victim and family be violated? The confession of sex offender John John Evander CoueyEvander Couey that he murdered Jessica Lunsford has been thrown out by a judge on the grounds that sex offender, rapist and murdered John Couey had previously asked for a lawyer on multiple occasions prior to his confession.

The confession of a man charged with kidnapping, raping and killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford isn’t admissible in court, but the discovery of her body can be used as evidence, a judge ruled Friday.

John Evander Couey, a 47-year-old convicted sex offender, gave the confession to detectives, but also told them that he wanted to consult a lawyer. He wasn’t given the opportunity to do so.


John Couey

This is the face of a sex offender that our legal system seem to provide more right to than the innocent victims that they rape and kill

Although it is reprehensible that this judge has thrown out the confession of this child rapist, murdering pig who buried poor 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford alive after he had violated her; one has to wonder what the hell the police officers were thinking? Did they want to blow this entire case for the prosecution? The unfortunate facts of life is that scum bag child killers are afforded rights even though it is unimaginable that they should be afforded anything. Especially since Couey was already convicted of sexually molesting a 5 year old. The fact remains that the police violated the most simple of legal protections afforded to people accused of crimes.

John Couey 1

“This is a material and a profound violation of one of the most bedrock principles of criminal law,” Circuit Judge Ric Howard said in issuing the ruling Friday.

On the taped interview, parts of which were played in court, Couey spoke freely with the detectives about his criminal past, use of crack and relationship with his family. When the topic crept closer to Lunsford, however, Couey repeatedly mentioned wanting a lawyer.

The overall outrage of this case comes from the fact of what was done to 9 year old Mark_lunsfordJessica Lunsford by this previously convicted sex offender and that he buried her alive. These actions shocked the collective conscience of a country and the fact that the police acted so recklessly in jeopardizing a case is just pathetic. Its like the family being violated all over again. Mark Lunsford, Jessica’s dad, has already been through a living hell having his daughter ripped from him. Now he gets the slap in the face that his daughter’s murderer has more rights than were afforded her.

Jessica was found kneeling and clutching a stuffed animal, hands tied with speaker wire and fingers poking through the garbage bags in which she was buried alive in February 2005. Two days earlier, Couey told detectives he had kidnapped, raped and killed the girl, and he told them where to find the body.

Jessica lunsford

Maybe the police and the prosecution need to be asked as well why the other people that lived in the house where Jessica was raped and murdered were not also arrested. They knew what was going on.

This case also shows the reason why most of us have utter contempt for defense attorney and the scum they represent. Defense attorney Dan Lewan falls into that category as he screams that his client, John Couey’s, constitutional rights were violated. Funny, he didn’t seen to care too much about Jessica’s now did he?

Defense attorney Dan Lewan has portrayed the detectives as overzealous and unconcerned about Couey’s constitutional rights. When his client asked for an attorney, Lewan argued, the detectives spoke over him in a confusing interlude before simply dropping the issue.

Lewan also asked the discovery of Jessica’s body be inadmissible in court because Couey told authorities where to find her.

Jessica lunsford 2

This is the only victim in this case that anyone should have been worried about protecting the rights of. Innocent children like Jessica.

Don’t worry though Attorney Lewan, your client won’t have to worry too much of that in the future because of the fact that the DNA evidence and subsequent finding of Jessica’s body is still allowed in as evidence. With the death penalty on the table, trust me … John Couey won’t have to worry about his right in the future.

A consent search at the mobile home where Couey was living turned up a bloody mattress which tested positive for Jessica’s DNA the day they began excavating at the mobile home following the confession. Further, disturbed ground near a shovel in the yard was suspicious enough to investigate after officers had already singled Couey out as a person of interest, Ridgway said.

“With (DNA results) they would’ve gotten a search warrant for the home,” Ridgway said.




June 30th, 2006 at 09:50am Posted by | Crime/Murder, Jessica Lunsford, John Couey, Pictures, sex offender, sexual assault | 2 comments