(Selmer, TN) The case of Mary Winkler, the woman who is accused of shooting and killing her husband Matthew on March 21, continues to perplex those involved with the case as well as average citizens.
Winkler spent Mother's Day in the McNairy County, and her children have not seen their mother since her arrest on March 23.
"She didn't want them to see her here,"said McNairy County Sheriff Ricky Roten.
The media continue to seek out Winkler for interviews, said Roten, adding that one reporter attempted to pose as a minister.
"I told him that male ministers can't see female prisoners," said Roten. "He didn't seem to know that."
The lead attorney of the so-called "Memphis Dream Team," Steve Farese, Sr., was cagey during an interview with Bill Hemmer of FOX News today. Hemmer posed a few theoretical defenses to Farese, including the idea that the shooting was accidental.
"That may or may not be accurate. What our defense will be will be exposed at the time of trial," he told Hemmer. "I really don't want to get into those issues, but that's not farfetched."
Hemmer also raised the possibility that Winkler's defense team will pursue post-parttum depression as a defense.
"I think that there will not be a singular-type defense," he said. "I think it may be a culmination of many collateral issues that came into the Winklers' lives, so I would not rule out anything."
Farese told Hemmer that Mary Winkler is cooperating with authorities and her defense team.
"Yes, she is cooperating. I met with her again yesterday, Bill, and each time I meet with her more trust is gained and I'm learning and having new insights into the case," he said. "She is much more responsive, but you would have to understand that yesterday - immediately following Mother's Day - she has not been allowed to see or talk to her children at this point."
Farese suggested that relations with Matthew Winker's parents, who have temporary custody of the three Winkler girls, may be starting to strain.
"We've been trying to cooperate with the paternal grandparents in this matter...it may be getting a little tenuous at this time," he said. "The children are seeing psychologists as far as we know - that's what we have been told - and we're waiting to see what the psychologists say before we attempt to arrange any visits."
The Mary Winkler case goes before the grand Jury June 12, and Farese believes that the case will begin on June 14.