Mary Winkler attorneys seek bond reduction

Attorneys for a minister’s wife accused of killing her husband filed a motion Friday requesting a bond reduction for her.

McNairy County Circuit Court Judge Weber McCraw set a bond for Mary Winkler last Friday at $750,000. Her attorneys are asking that the bond be reduced to a $315,000 property bond.

“That’s the most we could raise and is in the form of property,” attorney Steve Farese Sr. said. Farese said he filed his motion Friday.

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Winkler is accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, a minister at Selmer’s Fourth Street Church of Christ.

Mary Winkler would have to pay $75,000 through a bail bonding company to be released on the bond amount McCraw set. Farese has said her family can’t afford that.

Even if Mary Winkler posted the $75,000 through a bail bonding company, she’d still have to have collateral on the remaining 90 percent of the $750,000 bond, Farese said.

Farese said he expected McCraw to render his decision on the request for bond reduction sometime next week.

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July 15, 2006

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