32 year old Mary Winkler has been charged in the shooting death of her husband Matthew Winkler. She is presently awaiting trial. Now her family is coming out and discussing the tumultuous marriage of Mary and Mathew Winkler. According to her alleged confession, “she snapped”. The family claims that Mary Winkler was abused, physically, emotionally and sexually.
Mary Winkler’s father, Clark Freeman, says Matthew Winkler abused her physically and mentally. He says the abuse became more apparent during the last three years of their marriage.
Freeman says, “I saw bad bruises, the heaviest of makeup covering facial bruises. So one day, I confronted her.”
Friends also say even though Winkler didn’t talk about the abuse, her growing fear of her husband was obvious.
Rudie Thomsen says, “One Sunday, Mary came into the church and I looked at her and she had a black eye.” (ABC 24 My Eye Witness News)
Mary Winkler’s Family Talks for the First Time About Why She Shot Her Husband
In an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America,” Winkler’s family said she killed her husband because she was abused.
“Physical, mental, verbal,” said Clark Freeman, Winkler’s father. “I don’t know how she took it. She’s a stronger individual than I am.”
Freeman says the abuse became more apparent the last three years of Winkler and Matt’s marriage.
“I saw bad bruises. The heaviest of makeup covering facial bruises,” Freeman said. “So one day, I confronted her. I said, ‘Mary Carol, you are coming off as a very abused wife, very battered.’” (ABC News)
UPDATE I: Winkler’s Sisters Speak Out
Mary Winkler’s family wants everyone to know she’s a loving mother who was trapped in an abusive relationship. Her sisters Tabitha Freeman and Amanda Miller appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to speak about Mary.
“We had seen evidence that she was unhappy and abused,” Freeman said.
Mary’s sisters said Mary is doing as well as can be expected while she awaits trial. Winkler is free on bond living with friends in McMinnville, working at a local dry cleaner. Her sisters said Mary misses her daughters. (News Channel 5)
26 year old Eva Powell has been missing since Thursday, November 16, 2006 in Rancho Cordova, CA. Police have indicated there appears to be no evidence of foul play.
- Powell is described as white
- 5 feet 7 inches tall
- 185 pounds
- brown hair
- hazel eyes (KCRA)
Evie Powell was recently married to Jamar McCray, 23, who is on parole. McCray failed to show for a scheduled appointment following Powell’s disappearance.
Alar Jamar McCray
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Curran, Powell recently married Alar Jamar McCray, a 23-year-old man who is on parole. Sometime after Thursday, McCray missed a scheduled appointment with his parole officer and is now considered at large, the Sheriff’s Department said. (Sacramento Bee)
If any one has any information or has seen Powell or McCray please call the police at 916-874-5115.
51 year old Marcial Gonzalez from Alameda County has been missing since 3:30am Saturday, November 18, 2006. Gonzalez had been in a coma for three months and was recovering at home.
Family members believe he left the house barefoot. He was last seen wearing a white, fur-lined denim jacket and dark sweatpants.
Since coming out of his coma, Gonzalez had been “very confused and doesn’t know where he is,” said Sgt. Patrick Kennedy of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
- Age 51
- 5 feet, 8 inches tall
- 180 pounds
- brown eyes
- black hair
- He has a medium complexion, a thin mustache and a scar on the back of his head.
- He speaks slowly in Spanish, his only language. (SF Chronicle)
Any one with any information please call the Sheriff’s Office at (510) 667-7721.
The case of missing 2 year old Trenton Duckett keeps getting more bizarre. Now it appears that Melinda Duckett posed for nude pictures and armature adult videos sold over the internet. Could any of this have a connection to the disappearance of Trenton? Or does it show the depths of desperation that Melinda Duckett sunk to in an effort to make money? What it certainly shows is another pressure that was placed upon her during the investigation that may have made her feel like the walls were closing in. Her secret life being revealed on TV …
Nude photographs of Melinda Duckett, including one image where she is straddling a child’s crib and another explicit video where the sound of a crying baby can be heard in the background surfaced in the missing boy investigation and caused concerns for detectives, the report said.
A case that was already strange, now gets bizarre. Law enforcement recently made comments that Trenton Duckett may still be alive. Now we learn that Melinda Duckett posed naked for amateur videos and pictures. One thing is for certain, this case would be a lot easier to to with if Melinda Duckett was still alive.
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That’s a risky proposition to place yourself in the position of selling adult entertainment as an individual where it can be traced back to you,” Turner said. “If she is conducting this activity and Trenton is in the home, that would raise questions of who else was available in the home.”
Turner is also trying to determine if Duckett sold adult videos of herself out of her apartment.
“We do know that some of the movies were sold through an out-of-state adult video Web site,” Local 6′s Mike Deforest said.
A source told Local 6 News that the Web site operator paid Duckett to videotape herself nude and even provided the camera equipment for about two years.
One has to wonder who and what types Melinda may have come in contact with in doing amateur adult videos. It is a sleazy, exploitative business. Also, one can get their share of stalkers as well.