Thursday, September 13, 2007
Mary Winkler Tells Opra Winfrey About Being Free Even Though She Killed Her Husband. Update: 9-19
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey asked Mary Winkler whether she felt she had served enough time for the crime.
"There's no amount of time I think you can put on something like this.... I just was ready for them to lock the door and throw away the key," Winkler explained on Opra.
Mary Winkler, despite killing her preacher husband, Matthew Winkler in the parsonage of Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer, Tenn., on March 22, 2006, is a free woman. Even though she was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, she only served five months in jail, followed by two months in a mental institution.
Winkler regrets not speaking up for herself about her abusive marriage before she killed her husband.
Winkler had a great lawyer! Read Legal Pub "Play the Abuse Card 4-12-07" and What do Mary Winkler, Roy Pearson and Jose Offerman Have in Common? 8-15-07" for more details.
Then read about MARRIAGE STRIKE 7-28-07 and ask yourself, "Is it still a man's world?"
Update 9-19-07 The family court judge who is deciding who shall have custody of the Winkler children has ordered Mary Winkler to not appear on Opra. (Part of the interview was previously taped.) Criminals should not be allowed to profit from their crimes says the majority of emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update 8-5-08: Mary Winkler was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of her minister husband. She is not only out of jail, but now has taken custody of her three daughters. She picked the girls up Friday from the slain man's parents, Dan and Diane Winkler.
Update 11-5-10: Mary Winkler's husband is dead but she has moved on with her life! Women are sometimes "hesitant to speak out and ask for help," Mary Winkler said on the "Today" show. Winkler, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the March 2006 killing of her preacher husband served less than a year behind bars. In 2008, Mary regained full custody of her three daughters.