Winkler Sentencing Postponed

Selmer, McNairy County (WVLT) - The sentencing phase of Mary Winkler's murder trial is being rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict.

Meanwhile Matthew Winkler's parents are asking the court to terminate Mary Winkler's parental rights, so they can adopt their children.

Mary Winkler was convicted earlier this month of voluntary manslaughter in the 2006 killing of her minister husband.

On Friday, we learned that Winkler may not even see the inside of a jail cell. WTVF, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, reports Mary Winkler's lawyers filed papers asking that she be given judicial diversion.

That would mean, she would serve her sentence on probation and if she's good, her record could be expunged.


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