Mar 28, 2006

Arrest Warrant And Criminal Affidavit Of Mary Winkler


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(Selmer, TN) The following is the text of the arrest warrant and criminal affidavit in State of Tennessee v. Mary Carol Winkler.

On March 22nd, 2006, the body of Matthew Winkler was found in his home in Selmer, Tennessee. Mr. Winkler had been shot. On March 23rd, 2006, the deceased's wife, Mary Carol Winkler, was apprehended by law enforcement officers in Orange Beach, Alabama. According to Agents of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Mary Winkler confessed to planning the murder of her husband, Matthew Winkler, shooting him on March 22nd, 2006, and leaving Selmer with her three daughters.

Roger Rickman, Affiant


Anonymous said...

Where the heck did you find this document, Mike?


Anonymous said...

"When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him." Mark 16:1

Matthew will not be in his coffin tomorrow.

Stephanie said...

Uh, oh..."planning?" That's not good.

historymike said...

Petrograde: I think FOX had it first, but it's popping up all over the Web.

Anonymous: Uh...OK. Now Matthew Winkler is the Second Coming of Jesus? And they call liberals "moonbats" ...

Stephanie: (insert theme song from "Twilight Zone" here)


Maggie said...

historymike: You will become "famous" thru your blog. I'm glad I found it, very informative


historymike said...

Thanks for the kind words, Maggie, although I prefer relative anonymity to fame. I would also settle for "making-just-enough-money-to-be-comfortable-but-not-insanely-rich."

I have a face made for radio and a voice made for print media.


Minister's Wife said...

If you look at Mary Winkler's pictures with her family she always looked like she had been crying.
Whatever the problem was it went undetected.
I personally feel that the role of minister's wife is just too heavy for most women and it is sad that someone couldn't see and help her.
Now maybe help will come.

Stephanie said...

LOL, Mike!

Premeditation is going to make this murder even more painful for the Winkler family, and for that I'm very sorry. It also should eliminate some of the speculation that she did it because she was on prescription medication that adversely effected her behavior.

Stephanie said...

Minister's wife,

The role of a minister's wife, just as any other role, is what you make of it. I'm not a minister's wife, but my mother-in-law is and choosing to over-involve yourself in the church and the responsibilities thereof is a choice that each individual must make. Blaming the position for the choices of the individual doesn't make much sense to me. And, being over-stressed by assuming too much responsibility does not explain or justify this crime.

Anonymous said...

This is just truly SAD all the way around. My prayers go to the three Winkler children, to the families. What kind of post traumatic stress disorder was she going through - to want to do this evilness????? I pray for her too! Maybe now, she will get the help she needs.