Mary Winkler, the minister’s wife who confessed to killing her husband showed up for the first time in court today. The only words uttered by Winkler were “No sir” when she was asked if she had any questions. She didn’t enter a plea. She appeared in an orange jump suit and was shackled. (Video)
Winkler is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, the minister at Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer, Tennessee, a small town 80 miles east of Memphis.
Funeral services for her dead husband are scheduled for Tuesday in the church where he served as Pastor.
Meanwhile, a friend who visited Winkler in jail says the 32–year old is sorry for everything that happened.
Church member Pam Killingsworth visited Winkler after Sunday services and said the preacher’s wife gave no indication why her husband of 10 years was shot.
“She just said she was sorry and for me to write a note to the church saying that she was sorry for everything she had done,” said Killingsworth, as she walked away from the jail in tears.
So far, Winkler’s motive remains a secret.
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