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 legalpub@legalpub.net.

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.

13 comments:

ralph said...

Nope! It is now officially a Woman's World!



Ralph

Dollar Bill said...

I am sure J.J. is convinced that she deserves a second chance.

Dollar Bill

Ms. Calabaza said...

I agree she did have a great lawyer who really knew how to play to this close-knit evangelical Christian town. Wow, she shot her hubby in the back with a shotgun 'cause he was a jerk? You know how many jerks are out there?

Legal Pub said...

This was all about great lawyering. Compare her sentence to Holton who was electrocuted in Tennessee. Wow, what a contrast!

Anonymous said...

This woman is not well. She needs intensive therapy. Her children need a stable environment meantime. I wish them well.

Legal Pub said...

While she may not be well, she is free. Furthermore, the Mental health practitioners apparently think she is well enough to return to society.

Anonymous said...

The return to society is a disgrace, in my opinion.

Larry

Discrimination Must End said...

Mary Winkler is the story that never seems to die. Shame her husband did. Double shame that she has become the poster woman for the disparate treatment between men and women killers.

Legal Pub said...

Oprah has her own problems with the abuse allegations at her school. Legal Pub has a separate story on those allegations.

Anonymous said...

Mary did not do anything that half of American house wives don't think about once in a while.


Janet

Legal Pub said...

“The monster that you have painted for the world to see, I don’t think that monster existed…for everything you’ve accused him of, there never was proof, just accusations. I think that’s sad because he can’t speak for himself.”– Diane Winkler, Matthew Winkler’s mother

I think Diane's quote lets people know where she stands on Mary!

Legal Pub said...

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.

Legal Pub said...

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.