UPDATE: Funds disputed in Winkler case

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. – A woman convicted of killing her minister husband has filed motions against her former in-laws saying they inappropriately used money collected to benefit her children.

Mary Winkler was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and is on probation for the 2006 killing of her husband Matthew Winkler in Selmer, Tenn.

After Winkler was arrested, her daughters’ paternal grandparents took temporary custody of Winkler’s three daughters. Their church established the Winkler Family Fund and collected more than $200,000.

Winkler, who has regained custody of the children, returned to court Monday in Huntingdon for a hearing to ask for restitution of the funds.

The grandparents’ attorney argues the funds belonged to the church.

The Associated Press

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