The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to modify or overturn a lower court's ruling allowing Mary Winkler, convicted of killing her minister husband, visitation rights with the couple's three daughters.
The parents of slain Tennessee minister Matthew Winkler on Tuesday asked the state's Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's order giving his widow -- who was also his killer -- visitation rights with the couple's children.
Mary Winkler, the Tennessee woman convicted in April of voluntary manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of her husband, preacher Matthew Winkler, was released from custody on Tuesday, her attorney told CNN.
Mary Winkler was found guilty of the voluntary manslaughter Thursday in the 2006 slaying of her preacher husband, Matthew, after jurors rejected more serious murder charges that could have sent her to prison for the rest of her life.
The day before a Tennessee preacher was shot to death, a banker tried to reach his wife several times about an account in her name that was nearly $5,000 overdrawn, a corporate fraud investigator testified Saturday.
For three months, the 4,500 souls of this God-fearing town were left to wonder how, if what the police said was true, a demure preacher's wife could shoot her husband in the back and run off to the beach with their three girls.
Mary Winkler, accused in the killing of her preacher husband, waived a public hearing Thursday so her three children don't have to hear "gruesome things" about their father's death, one of her attorneys said.