Mary Winkler, the preacher’s wife who shot her husband a few months ago at their home in Selmer, Tennessee, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter today. She faces three to six years in prison.

One of our contributing writers, Ted Parks, went to Selmer last week to interview members of the Winklers’ congregation, Fourth Street Church of Christ, for an article in the Christian Chronicle, a Churches of Christ publication. Ted grew up in the Churches of Christ and teaches Spanish at Lipscomb University in Nashville, a Church of Christ school named after David Lipscomb.

At the time he went, the jury was being selected for the trial. He attended the Wednesday evening Bible study at the Fourth Street church, and found that they were coping in various ways with the murder and the trial. Read Ted’s article in here.

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