The Associated Press
SELMER, Tenn. The wife of a minister found shot to death in his churchs parsonage has confessed in the case, police said today.
Selmer Police investigator Roger Rickman said Mary Winkler, who is in custody in Orange Beach, Ala., 340 miles south of their home, admitted shooting her husband, Matthew, on Wednesday and then leaving town with their three daughters.
Rickman declined to discuss a motive in the case. He said she had been very cooperative talking with investigators from Tennessee, where she has been charged with first-degree murder.
Matthew Winkler, the 31-year-old minister at Selmers Church of Christ, was found dead Wednesday night in a bedroom of the parsonage. Church members discovered the body after he missed an evening service.