Episode 5 - Mary Murdered the Minister

Selmer, TN. 2006. Police respond to a call from church members, reporting they had found their minister dead in his home, with a shotgun wound to his back. An amber alert was raised to find his kidnapped wife, Mary, and their 3 daughters. Turns out Mary and the girls hadn’t been kidnapped at all.

Today, we take a look at the murder of Matthew Winkler.


Snapped (Season 8, Episode 29) - “Mary Winkler”

Dateline NBC (Season 19, Episode 8) - “The Preacher's Wife”

“Wife who killed preacher set free” - August 14, 2007 - http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/08/14/preacher.slain/

“One on one with Mary Winkler: A WAFF 48 News special report” - May 26, 2010 - http://www.waff.com/story/12548291/one-on-one-with-mary-winkler-a-waff-48-news-special-report/

“The Winkler Case” - http://orig.jacksonsun.com/winkler/


“Tennessee Wildman “ - http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Tennessee_Wildman

“Exploring American Monsters: Tennessee” - October 24, 2016 - https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2016/10/exploring-american-monsters-tennessee/

Intro Music:

She-Wolf In My Heart (bonus) by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution License.

Outro Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.