All posts tagged: Matthew Winkler

Diane Fanning: Lifetime Movie Based on “The Pastor’s Wife” Begins Nov. 5

Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew’s wife, Mary, as the prime suspect in the murder. After her capture, the residents of Selmer were left to wonder what would drive Mary to shoot her husband in the back as he slept. They would get their answers during her trial, when what went on behind the closed doors of this seemingly perfect family was revealed for all to see. Based on the true crime book by Diane Fanning, 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 …