Kim Essex from Waff News has taken the time to update us on the latest in Mary Winkler's life. In case you've somehow remained unaware of the despicable exploits of Ms. Winkler or simply need a refresher, see here;
Some highlights from the Waff article;
The Tennessee woman convicted of killing her minister husband with a shotgun blast to the back is speaking about her new life and raising her girls.Please note the shameful attempt to turn Ms. Winkler into both victim and heroine.
Mary Winkler has come a long way from being the frail and timid preacher's wife who took the stand in her own defense.
Ms. Winkler's come a long way.
Having overcome horrific abuse at the hands of her husband (like being asked to wear red, high heels during sex...the horror! the horror!), she's no longer the oppressed, "frail", "timid" woman she once was....now she's strong and empowered.
Having successfully gotten away with murder....she's an inspiration to women everywhere.
The jury found Mary Winkler guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death. She's served her time and successfully won back custody of her three daughters from her dead husband's parents.Served her time? Well, yes, I suppose if five months in county jail and two months in a mental health facility qualifies as "time served" for the crime of cold-blooded murder....
Now she's revealing a new secret about her life. It's a whole different world these days for Mary Winkler.How wonderful for Ms. Winkler...how sweet and precious this description of motherhood, family and domestic bliss. Are we expected to forget that the reason the girls need to "do a little bit more around the house" is because she shot their father in the back and left him there to die? Does she forget? Is she even cognizant of how disturbing her lack of remorse or recognition of her crimes is?
She's renting a home in Smithville, Tennessee and raising her three daughters.
"This is wonderful, just having the land. And the girls will get out in there and will run and they enjoy that," said Winkler of her daughters, Patricia, Ally, and Brianna.
Winkler says they're always looking to pitch in around the house.
"They understand they need to do a little bit more around the house, they need to help out and they've done a great job," said Winkler.
Yes, how wonderful, Ms. Winkler, that you are able to enjoy your life with your daughters. Too bad their father lies rotting in the ground where you put him. How do you explain that to your daughters? Oh, yes, I forgot...you're the victim. He was abusive. He got mad when you financially ruined the family by getting involved in 'The Nigerian Scam' money swindle...and, of course, we can't forget those red high heels. Surely, he deserved to die.
Winkler says she needs that help now that she is dealing with a new obstacle in her life. She's been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. "It was such a scary time. At one point we thought I had a stroke just because the disabilities were on the right side of my body," she explained.If there is any karmic justice in this life or the next...MS will be among the least of Ms. Winkler's concerns.
The diagnosis threw Winkler for a loop just when she thought her life was beginning to settle down.
Winkler served less than 300 days behind bars and she also had to get mental health treatment.
With that past her, she focused on making a better life for her girls, going back to school and getting a job.
She says that goal seems much harder to reach now that she's been diagnosed with a disease that has no known cure.
"That" past her? Oh, you mean that little incident of her murdering her husband? Well, I suppose if one considers the brevity of her sentence, it really was just a minor inconvenience....a little hiccup in the road for Ms. Winkler.
As for the shotgun blast that day in march four years ago, Mary Winkler says she hopes her actions won't affect how people treat her girls.How convenient that Ms. Winkler chooses to represent the condemnation of cold-blooded murder as an "opinion". Once again, appallingly evident is that Ms. Winkler doesn't think she did anything wrong. My unmitigated horror and disgust for her actions are not a given...not a normal, expected reaction to what she's done...they're simply my "opinion".
"Whatever reason people have any problem with me, that's fine. Everybody's entitled to their opinion, but these girls are treated for who they are, not because of what their mother's done," said Winkler. "They're three very fine young ladies."
As for her daughters....I agree. I do hope they aren't judged and made to suffer for their mother's crimes. Lord knows, they will suffer enough being raised by their sociopath mother, without the benefit of their father....whom she killed.
Here's the link to the article if you care to read it in its entirety.