TBI reads statement in which wife confesses shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TBI reads statement in which wife confesses shooting

The wife of a slain Selmer minister told police she and her husband had argued about several things last March, including finances.

The statement given to police by Mary Winkler was read in court today in Selmer at her bond hearing. Later, a judge took under advisement a request to set her bond.

She is accused of shooting her husband Matthew in the back at a parsonage.

In the statement, Mary Winkler is quoted as saying she doesn't remember getting the shotgun from a closet at the parsonage, but recalls holding it and saying the blast wasn't as loud as she had expected.

The statement said Matthew Winkler rolled out of bed onto the floor and asked why she had shot him.

Mary Winkler said she wiped blood from his mouth and said she was sorry and that she loved him. The state is asking no bond be allowed.

Prosecutors haven't said whether they'll seek the death penalty.

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