Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Winkler says she did not remember getting the gun but she did know her husband kept a shotgun in their home. The next thing she heard was a loud boom. Matthew Winkler was shot in the back as he lay in bed. He rolled from the bed onto the floor, and, still alive, he asked his wife, "Why?" to which she responded, "I'm sorry." When she left the home, Matthew Winkler was still alive. This is as bad as the jury decision for oj simpson. She shot a man in the back and said i'm sorry and gets only manslaughter?
Cold blooded murder is what I call it. She should have got the chair. Where is the evidence of abuse and if there was any how can cold blooded murder be justified by this excuse? Where is the evidence of spousal abuse? Does this mean a man can shoot his wife in the back with a shotgun, say i'm sorry and claim spousal abuse also?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The woman who killed her minister husband with a shotgun is seeking custody of her three daughters, or at least frequent visits.
A petition filed in Carroll County Chancery Court argues that Mary Winkler's continued separation from the girls — ages 2, 8 and 10 — is "unconscionable and detrimental" to the children.
Carroll County Chancellor Ron Harmon set a hearing for next week on her motion.
Her former in-laws, Dan and Diane Winkler, who have had custody of the girls since their mother's arrest, are seeking to terminate her parental rights and adopt the girls.
Winkler, 33, shot Matthew Winkler in the parsonage of Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer on March 22, 2006, after what she described as an abusive marriage. She was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, but served only five months in jail, followed by two months in a mental health treatment facility.
Separately, Harmon denied without comment the Winklers' motion to try to prevent Mary Winkler from appearing on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Wednesday.
Her in-laws had argued that "it is in the best interest of the children to live normal lives and it is not in their interest for their private lives and problems to be aired in the newspaper and on television. No good can come of it."
The couple's attorney, Jake Adams Jr., declined to comment on the judge's decision.
Part of Mary Winkler's "Oprah" interview had already been recorded.
I guess if oprah passes on her she should get the kids, right. Oprah will make her the victim when of course she is the murderer and is a danger to others in my opinion. The next time she feels abused BAM your dead! Next a book detailing how she did it etc etc. If you have a wife that is a little flakey men lock up your guns or you could be the next victim of an 'oprah' victim.