Does not get much worse than this.
Authorities have charged Mary Winkler with shooting her husband in the parsonage and said she had confessed to the slaying. Winkler, a 32-year-old substitute teacher, has been charged with first-degree murder. The small fundamentalist church had no idea, and thought everything was “happy families”.
“Everything we saw belies what has happened,” church member Janet Sparks said. “Something is amiss, and we don’t know what it is.”
“Authorities have said Mary Winkler confessed to killing her husband on Wednesday and then leaving town with their three young daughters, though officials have not suggested a motive for the attack. The minister was found dead that night in the church parsonage.
Mary Winkler was apprehended late Thursday in Orange Beach, Ala., after authorities issued an Amber alert for the children, who are now in the custody of their grandparents.”
What was going on in the pastoral home? Pressures? Indiscretions?
Either way there is going to be a few people taking a long hard look at themselves. And what of the kids? What is going to happen to their worldview?
Wish I could do something, will pray.