Call it another victory for the Neo-Nazi, we-hate-all-men, modern-day feminist:
(AP) A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but she may end up serving only 60 days in a mental hospital.No record or physical signs of domestic abuse. No attempt to ever flee her supposedly "dangerous" husband or even any record to get a restraining order to protect her and her kids from his alleged "abuse". No record from any witnesses that there was even trouble in the marriage of this church-going couple. Yet, Mary Winkler gets seven months for shooting the father of her kids in the back and killing him while he was sleeping.
Mary Winkler must serve 210 days, or about seven months, of her sentence before she can be released on probation, but she gets credit for the five months she has already spent in jail, Judge Weber McCraw said. That leaves only two months, and McCraw said up to 60 days of the sentence could be served in a facility where she could receive mental health treatment. That means Winkler may not serve any significant time in prison.
Winkler, 33, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in April and could have received up to six years for killing her husband, Matthew, in the parsonage where the family lived in March 2006.
At her trial she testified she was physically and emotionally abused by her husband, but at her sentencing hearing Friday she said, “I think of Matthew every day, and I'll always miss him and love him.”
Our criminal justice system.
What a joke.