Mary Winkler released on bond - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mary Winkler released on bond

SELMER, Tenn. (AP) - A preacher's wife accused of killing her husband held her head down and refused to speak Tuesday as she walked out of jail on $750,000 bond.

Mary Winkler, who has been behind bars since March 23, got into her father's car and continued holding her head down as she was driven away from the McNairy County Jail.

She is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Matthew Winkler, 31, preacher at the Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer, a small town about 80 miles east of Memphis.

Defense lawyers continued to refuse to talk about a motive for the killing, though attorney Leslie Ballin noted his client told investigations she had been "emotionally abused and verbally abused."

Prosecutors also refuse to discuss a motive.

Members of Matthew Winkler's church have described their former minister as a dynamic, by-the-Bible preacher and Mary Winkler as a quiet, unassuming wife and mother.

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