Southern murder, is it different than murder anywhere else?
Southern Fried Homicide, a new program on Investigation Discovery, is covering murder made in the South.
The featured case starting on Wednesday, June 26 is the Mary Winkler case written about by Diane Fanning in her book THE PASTOR’S WIFE.
When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing…
A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered?
In the months that followed, the crime—and the Winkler’s marriage—would be exposed by the national media; Mary herself even appeared on Oprah. Set in a world of domineering men, obedient wives, and unshakable faith, this is the true story about what happened to Matthew Winkler and THE PASTOR’S WIFE
Diane Fanning, author of 20 published books, is a favorite commentator on several Investigation Discovery shows such as Behind the Mansion Walls, Deadly Sins, Deadly Women, and Snapped. The high profile cases she has written about have been featured also on 20/20, Justice with Judge Jeanine, 48 Hours and several on A&E Bio and CNN.
Murder served up with a mint julep and a smile, the cases featured on Southern Fried Homicide look into the nuances of family dysfunction, held secrets, and the Southern code passed down for generations. Like the crazy old aunt proudly displayed on the front porch, viewers get a deeper look into traits and characteristics that are implicitly Southern, even homicide.
Jilted lovers, adultery, premarital sex, all uncovered secrets when ultimately someone opens the bottle and the genie pops out!
Catch the show at 10ET, 9CT on Wednesday, June 26 on Investigation Discovery.
Southern Fried Homicide: The Mary Winkler Case with Diane Fanning