Wife a suspect in death of Tenn. mini...

Wife a suspect in death of Tenn. minister

There are 1848 comments on the The Examiner story from Mar 24, 2006, titled Wife a suspect in death of Tenn. minister. In it, The Examiner reports that:

This family photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows the Winkler family of Selmer, Tenn., in an undated photo.

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Ms Conserv

Orangeburg, NY

#1 Mar 24, 2006
One of the most open and accepted secrets of the south are the sexual infidelity habits of it's ministers. I'm just surprised the wife did anything about it.
Concerned

Mcminnville, TN

#2 Mar 24, 2006
Ms Conserv wrote:
One of the most open and accepted secrets of the south are the sexual infidelity habits of it's ministers. I'm just surprised the wife did anything about it.
Until you know more information I wouldn't suggest making harsh comments such as quoted above. I personally knew this "model" family. They were all wonderful and noone in our congregation would have ever expected a thing such as this. That was a very disrespectful comment on your part and leaves me surprised that people in this world even think that way. Maybe it's not the infidelity of pastors in your area that should be the concern. Instead, it should be people that make comments like yours that should raise eyebrows. That wonderful man may still be alive if there were less people that thought that way. Even if something did happen even remotely close to your comment... Revenge will get you nowhere. It takes a selfish and heartless person to hurt that way especially with three children to depend on you.
Whether you are religious or not is none of my concern but you should consider holding your tongue on subjects such as this.The world has enough anger and problems w/o thoughts like that!
jo beth

United States

#3 Mar 24, 2006
It's too bad our society comes to conclusions on their own w/o the facts - and as far as "the facts" go, we really never know them unless we are personally involved, one certainly cannot rely solely on the media for their information. We all need to remember that just because it is written in B & W does not make it so. I feel for those children first and foremost...their lives have been forever changed and it "sounds" as if they are faced with the possiblity of not only losing their father, but their mother as well. Unfortunately, their cards are delt and they must play their hand...let's keep our prayers/thoughts with the children...
Wolfman

Virginia Beach, VA

#4 Mar 24, 2006
Hey,

Here's the deal she just wanted a younger stud. I bet both of you she beats the rap! I've seen it time and again,anytime a woman gets mad and caps here husband they let her go free. We men are a dying breed and I don't mean natuarly.
true

Carrboro, NC

#5 Mar 24, 2006
Ms Conserv wrote:
One of the most open and accepted secrets of the south are the sexual infidelity habits of it's ministers. I'm just surprised the wife did anything about it.
It's been proven time and again. This act of violence will probably prove to be the result of a) child abuse
b)spousal abuse or c)infidelity which caused the wife to snap.
jo beth

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2006
Wolfman wrote:
Hey,

Here's the deal she just wanted a younger stud. I bet both of you she beats the rap! I've seen it time and again,anytime a woman gets mad and caps here husband they let her go free. We men are a dying breed and I don't mean natuarly.
Hey Wolfman,

I don't know if you mean me or not, but I certainly am NOT saying let her go free if she did it...let the puishment fit the crime!!! My point is we don't KNOW what happened, nothing has even been released to the media other that they are going to bring charges agains her...we know no specifics. As I said earlier, we should focus our energy on the childrend and with a lot of luck the justice sytem will handle the crime appropriately!
Bob Sutman - KY

Linden, TN

#7 Mar 24, 2006
Ms Conserv wrote:
One of the most open and accepted secrets of the south are the sexual infidelity habits of it's ministers. I'm just surprised the wife did anything about it.
What an idiotic thing to say! It goes without saying that ANYONE (pastor or not) who is involved in sexual infidelity tries to keep it a secret. Your callous remark say volumes about your personality and perhaps about your opinions concerning Christianity.
jo beth

United States

#8 Mar 24, 2006
WOW...I had a few typos there!! haha Guess I got a little excited!
grmskcoc

United States

#9 Mar 24, 2006
Was wondering if anyone at the church or the elementary school in Selmer knows if the mother has had any problems with post-partum depression, seeing as how she has a 1 yr old baby. Though it would not justify this tragedy, it would shed some light. PPD can lead to some very bizarre behavior.
nameless

Tallahassee, FL

#10 Mar 24, 2006
Amen! I agree 100% with the comments below. It's a tragedy these terrible acts of crime take place, ever. With hateful, revengeful, and ignorant viewpoints such as these residing in the minds of our society; it's no wonder violence instead of support and psychological help, to perhaps prevent these types of tragedies, took place.

Until you know more information I wouldn't suggest making harsh comments such as quoted above. I personally knew this "model" family. They were all wonderful and noone in our congregation would have ever expected a thing such as this. That was a very disrespectful comment on your part and leaves me surprised that people in this world even think that way. Maybe it's not the infidelity of pastors in your area that should be the concern. Instead, it should be people that make comments like yours that should raise eyebrows. That wonderful man may still be alive if there were less people that thought that way. Even if something did happen even remotely close to your comment... Revenge will get you nowhere. It takes a selfish and heartless person to hurt that way especially with three children to depend on you.
Whether you are religious or not is none of my concern but you should consider holding your tongue on subjects such as this.The world has enough anger and problems w/o thoughts like that
Kate Raleigh NC

United States

#11 Mar 24, 2006
Such a tradgedy. What a great loss to those 3 sweet little girls. Their lives are forever changed as of the day their mother felt she had to shoot her husband. I hope she wasn't suffering from PPD -but she could have been. Regardless - I just hope the grandparents (bless their hearts) will be able to care for these precious little girl's. My prayers are with the remaining family. What a horrible loss for all of them.
Saddened

United States

#13 Mar 24, 2006
I was wondering the same thing about PPD. It is a sad situation whatever the reason. My thoughts and prayers are with the children. May the grow to understand what happen and always remember their father for who he was and the strong Christian beliefs that it sounds like he stood for.
Saddened

United States

#14 Mar 24, 2006
I only wonder why CNN or ABC hasn't reported the "fact" that she was after a younger man or that he was unfaithful. The remarks I read on here are made up "facts" to the lady with the remark about southern ministers and to the man with the remark about men being a dying breed. We should all let the justice system do their work and let this woman be innocent until proven guilty. Looking at their family picture saddens me to tears, those three precious girls lives changed forever and we should all respect that. If you feel like you need to speculate about thier parents and say nasty things why not at least wait until you know the facts.
Cali the Bay Area

Oakland, CA

#15 Mar 24, 2006
Nobody mentioned the kids they are the real victims.. I do admit their is something fishy about this story.. we will have to wait and see a picture is worth a thousand words look at the photo again and study it close
Another Concerned

Lookout Mountain, GA

#16 Mar 24, 2006
I have just tuned into this forum in the last few minutes and I a bit confused. Has the wife said she killed him because he was cheating or some of you just making wild accusations? Please enlighten me!
Cali the Bay Area

Oakland, CA

#17 Mar 24, 2006
Another Concerned wrote:
I have just tuned into this forum in the last few minutes and I a bit confused. Has the wife said she killed him because he was cheating or some of you just making wild accusations? Please enlighten me!
That was one of our bloggers speculation... I don't think he was jumping to conclusions but relaying information about certain societies and cultural things in the South
Saddened

United States

#18 Mar 24, 2006
I am in complete agreement with you no matter what the cause of the tragedy. Its so hard to look at the picture of that perfect family and understand why this has happened. I also pray that those girls don't lose their faith and will always have good memories of their family, and thier lost father. All that I've read suggests that he was a man of great conviction and was well loved I only pray his girls will be able to be surrounded with love from those who loved thier father and mother.
just Bad people

Jasper, MN

#19 Mar 24, 2006
Moonman from NY you are a Perverted Racist Bigot and hope that you remove your self from the human gene pool quickly
Saddened

United States

#20 Mar 24, 2006
that was a little harsh don't u think
just Bad people wrote:
Moonman from NY you are a Perverted Racist Bigot and hope that you remove your self from the human gene pool quickly
musicinme

United States

#21 Mar 24, 2006
Ms Conserv wrote:
One of the most open and accepted secrets of the south are the sexual infidelity habits of it's ministers. I'm just surprised the wife did anything about it.
What credentials have you to make such a comment? I noticed your location is NH. Isn't that very far away from the South? I pity someone with such ignorance.

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