Even though I was crazy busy all weekend, I’ve been stewing about something since last Friday. I gotta get this off my chest before I get busy cleaning my filthy house.
Friday there were new developments in a missing persons case I have been following. I quickly checked the thread about the case for new information and was disappointed that the new developments were nothing of value. (damn). It was then I noticed the verdict was in on the State of Tennessee vs Mary Winkler .
The jury found Mary Winkler, guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter.
Penalty for this conviction: 3-6 years incarceration. My gut tells me she’ll see no more than 2 years in prison.
My own personal opinion is Mary Winkler killed her preacher husband in premeditated cold blood.
She shot her sleeping husband in his bed while he slept. Mary Winkler was less than 3 feet from her sleeping husband when she fired his .12 gauge shotgun into his back. Mathew Winkler was not quite dead, close but not dead yet….so Mary Winkler ripped the telephone cord out of the wall., just incase Mathew Winkler tried to call for help. Then she ran.
At first, she said she did not pull the trigger, she heard a big boom, she had no idea how the gun discharged. Then she stated she allegedly tripped over a pillow which made the gun fire. Oh please. I have watched her on TV, she knew exactly what she was doing, this was something she thought about and did not do it ‘in a fit of passion’. If he was attacking her or one of their children, sure I can certainly justify Mary Winkler pulling that trigger but the man was sleeping, he was not even facing her.
Mary Winkler cries, abuse. She claims he was furious over her getting scammed in a check fraud scheme and owing thousands of dollars in hot checks. She claims her husband Mathew Winkler made her dress up in a wig and platform heels, look at porn on his computer, and have unnatural sex. She claims Mathew Winkler beat her, called her fat, and verbally abused her constantly.
Mary Winkler’s story is NOT a ‘Burning Bed’ type tale. A far cry from it….
On the day she murdered Mathew Winkler, she stated she caught him allegedly trying to smother their baby. Why didnt she take action the minute she witnessed this? Why wait until he is sleeping with his back to her before she attempts to confront him of this sort of thing? Why not call 911 immediately or load up the girls and get away from Mathew Winkler as soon as she witnessed him allegedly trying to harm one of their daughters?
Mathew Winkler may have been an abusive person. From the evidence presented during the trial, I did not see any horrible abusive behavior that warranted his murder in order for Mary Winkler and their daughters to escape an awful way of life. Their 9yo daughter took the stand and stated she had never witnessed her father mistreating her mother, Mary Winkler.
The prosecution dropped the ball on this trial. The jury was fooled by Mary Winkler’s acting skills and her humble, pathetic act of the abused wife while she was on the stand. I do have to give Mary Winkler’s defense counsel kudos, they were very impressive. Excellent defense.
As for Mary Winkler, she deserves an Oscar. Look out Hollywood.
Mary Winkler is in a relationship with her manager of the dry cleaning business she works at now. Of course, this is fine, shes a widow after all. She continues to go on while out on bail until her sentencing in May, leaving her free to roam about flipping off people and asking them if they would like to be ‘next‘.
Y’all know that I am the first person to take up for the abused or murdered. If I truly thought Mathew Winkler was an abusive, sex maniac who beat and raped Mary Winkler daily. I would say, “good for you Mary, now your free”
But my instincts say, Mary Winkler wanted out, the easiest way out. She got it too.
Sorry about the typos and poor grammar, I whipped this out in a huge hurry. I’ll be around to see y’all in between chores today.
Have a super Monday.