Left: Mary Winkler at her arraignment on Monday
(Selmer, TN) Steve Farese, a defense attorney for accused murderer Mary Winkler, suggested that the so-called "Memphis Dream Team" might use post-partum depression as a defense of their client.
"This is certainly one of the things we are looking into," he said. "Of course, she has a 1-year-old child, and we have certain information that lead us to believe that is something that needs to be investigated fully."
Farese described the demeanor of Mary Winkler as "very withdrawn, very quiet, overwhelmed," and discussed the likelihood of psychiatric exams for her.
"I think some type of evaluation would be expected in a case like this," he told the Jackson Sun.
Leslie Ballin, another member of Mary Winkler's defense team, left open the possibility of a plea agreement.
"One of my jobs as a defense lawyer in this case will be to sit down with the prosecution to see if there is some kind of arrangement that can be reached." he said.
Farese hinted that today's preliminary hearing may have some surprises.
"Expect the unexpected," he said.