Forget Paris Hilton- Did You Hear About Mary Winkler
Mary Winkler the preacher's wife who murdered her husband as he lay in his bed was charged with voluntary manslaughter in April. Today she was sentenced to 3 years in prison, but with time served may be released on probation in a little less than two months. Winkler must serve 210 days of her sentence but gets credit for 143 days she already has spent in jail. Do the math, that only leaves 67 days so Judge McCraw said up to 60 days of her sentence may be served in a mental health treatment facility. Lawyers are saying that she might only spend another week in jail.
Does this sentencing shock you? Why? or Why not? How does it make you feel? She committed murder. She took a life of a man who could have kept preaching the good news of the Kingdom of God for who knows how more many years. Who know how more souls could have been saved through his message of God's Word. His wife shot him in the back. In the back. She maybe out of jail in a week and on probation for committing murder. What does this say about our society today? Our justice system in America? The value of life in America?
Honestly I don't know the reason, you don't know the reason, her lawyers don't know the reason, the jury really doesn't know the reason, the judge doesn't know the reason, but the only two who honestly know is Mary Winkler and God.
What do you think?
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