At a hearing last week, Winkler asked for private visits with the children, but Judge Ron Harmon refused after listening to testimony on her mental health and the youngsters’ mixed feelings about her.
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After spending a total of seven months in custody, the Tennessee woman who fatally shot her preacher husband in the back was released on Tuesday, her lawyer told CNN.
Winkler had been charged with first-degree murder, but jurors convicted her of the lesser charge. She testified that her husband hit and kicked her, emotionally abused her, forced her to look at pornography and demanded sex she considered unnatural.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied Mary Winkler’s request to proceed with efforts in juvenile court to regain custody of her three daughters.
NBC Dateline will take a look at “The Preacher’s Wife” at 9 tonight on WAFF TV, featuring a story on Mary Winkler, who was found guilty of murdering her husband last month.
Why Did Preacher’s Wife Mary Winkler Shoot Her Husband in the Back?
Mary Winkler, a preacher’s wife who was convicted in April of involuntary manslaughter in the shotgun slaying of her husband in Selmer, has been moved from the McNairy County Jail to a mental health facility.
Mary Winkler will have to respond by Friday to a Jackson appeals court order that says the court appears to lack jurisdiction to hear an appeal she filed in her child custody case.
The Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Jackson has issued an order stating that it appears the court lacks jurisdiction to hear an appeal filed by Mary Winkler in her case seeking custody of her three children.
A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but with time served could be released on probation in a little more than two months.