(Selmer, TN) Mary Winkler, the 32-year old woman accused of killing her minister husband, has retained legal counsel.
Steve Farese, her Ashland, MS attorney, said that Mrs.Winkler intends to plead not guilty Monday during her arraignment.
"Very reserved, very quiet, very remorseful for the Winkler family and concerned about her children," was the manner in which Farese described his client Sunday night.
The veteran defense attorney took issue with reports that there was a "dangerous situation" in the Winkler home that may have precipitated the murder.
"It was taken out of context. It was only a theory that something was going on in the home that in and of itself was dangerous," said Farese of the rumors. "I think the accumulations of the pressures of life in and of itself certainly would have some factor in the case."
Farese has made a name for himself in taking on cases that involved well-known community figures. One of his most notable cases included defendants in the Tennessee Waltz scandal.