Winkler case continues

In the case of Mary Winkler, the pastor’s wife accused of shooting her husband Matthew then fleeing with their young children, prosecutors continued to present their case on April 16, 2007.

A forensic pathologist testified the cause of Matthew’s death was a gunshot to the torso.

The examiner also said the minister took breaths after being shot, but death would have occurred within minutes.

The prosecution is expected to rest its case on April 16. Winkler’s trial began April 9, 2007, and is expected to last several weeks.

She’s facing a first degree murder charge.

If convicted as charged, Winkler would be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 51 years.