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Prosecutor Not Seeking Death For Winkler

SELMER, Tenn. (AP) -- The prosecutor in the case against a woman charged in the fatal shooting of her preacher husband will not seek the death penalty. 

Additionally, District Attorney General Michael Dunavant said he'll not pursue a sentence of life without parole. 

Mary Winkler is accused of shooting her husband, Matthew Winkler, in the back as he lay in bed, possibly asleep, last March at their Selmer home. 

Matthew Winkler was the preacher at Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer. 

Mary Winkler's trial is set for April 9. If convicted of first-degree murder, Mary Winkler faces life with the possibility of parole -- between 51 and 60 years in prison. 

Winkler is currently free on bond and living and working in McMinnville. 

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 


2007 Headlines
4/19 Winkler Jury Deliberates
4/19 Possible Charges Against Mary Winkler
4/18 Defense Says Preacher Terrorized Winkler Family
4/17 Winkler Daughter Called To Witness Stand

4/14 Bank Employees Discuss Winkler Financial Problems
4/14 Jurors, Winkler Listen To Taped Interview
4/14 Angry Caller Prompts Increased Trial Security
4/13 Third Day For Jury Selection In Winkler Trial

4/11 Jury Seated In Mary Winkler Trial
4/11 Witness Lists Released In Winkler Trial
4/11 Jury Selection Begins In Winkler Trial
4/04 Mary Winkler Charged With Husband's Death

3/19 Mary Winkler Asks For Custody Of Children
3/28 Family Of Slain Minister Sues Mary Winkler
3/22 Selmer Braces For Winkler Murder Trial
3/15
Prosecutor Not Seeking Death For Winkler

2/23 Winkler Trial Date Set
2/22
Mary Winkler Appears In Court
2/02
Mary Winkler Spied Out And About On New Year's
1/02
Mary Winkler's Story Continues Through Glamour

2006 Headlines
12/18 Wife Of Slain Pastor Living Quiet Life In McMinnville
12/18
Mary Winkler's Bosses Give Her A Chance
12/18
Winkler's Sisters Speak Out
12/05
Top Stories Of 2006: Minister's Wife

9/27 Judge Lets Minister's Wife's Confession Stand
9/19
Preacher's Wife Asks For Statement To Be Thrown Out
9/19
Mary Winkler Released From Jail On Bond
9/18
Minister's Wife Expected to Post Bond Friday

9/18 Preacher's Wife Remains Behind Bars

Video
04/19/2007 Winkler Defense Team As Jury Begins Deliberating
04/19/2007 Winkler Jury Begins Deliberations
04/18/2007 Analysis of Morning Session In Winkler Trial Day 6
04/16/2007 Winkler Daughter Called To Witness Stand
04/14/2007 Highlights From Day 3 In Mary Winkler Trial
04/14/2007 Angry Caller Prompts Increased Trial Security
02/03/2007
Mary Winkler Spied Out And About On New Year's
12/29/2007 Year In Review: Wife Kills Minister Husband


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