Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Mary Winkler Kills Preacher Husband

On March, 2006, Mary Winkler, a demure Tennessee minister’s wife unloaded 77 pellets of birdshot into her husband Matthew. As he lay bleeding and groaning on their bedroom floor, Matthew asked his wife of ten years, “Why?” To answer that question would require uncovering the Winkler family’s secrets.

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