Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mary Winkler 210 Days In Prison

Mary Winkler 210 Days In Prison - A Tennessee judge sentenced Mary Winkler to 210 days incarceration for her voluntary manslaughter conviction for shooting her husband in the back with a shotgun while he lay in bed. Winkler will get credit for time she served in jail before she made bond, leaving only 60 days that she will actually be incarcerated.
Winkler was actually sentenced to three years, with only seven months of that time to be in incarceration. She will also be incarcerated in a facility that will allow her to get treatment for mental illness.

Because Winkler was in jail five months before members of her church were able to post her bond, she will actually be incarcerated for about two months.

The judge turned down a defense request for a judicial diversion sentence, deferring jail time. He also turned down a request for probation.

Before she was sentenced, Mary asked the court for leniency. “I ask for mercy and understanding, but I know whatever decision you reach today will be right,” Mary Winkler told the judge. “I ask you to please let me go home today and be with my children.”

Mary Winkler, 32, was charged with first-degree murder for the shotgun shooting death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, on March 22 at their Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee. She was arrested the following day in Alabama, where she had taken the couple’s three young daughters.

In April, a jury convicted Winkler of voluntary manslaughter after hearing testimony that she was physically and mentally abused by her husband, Matthew Winkler.

During the trial, Winkler took the witness stand herself and told the jury about the mental and sexual abuse she experienced from her husband. She also said the shotgun accidentally discharged as she was pointing it at Matthew to get him to talk with her.

She told the jury that Matthew Winkler hit and kicked her, forced her to watch pornography and demanded sex she considered unnatural.

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