Winkler convicted of first-degree murder
TODD WINKLER is put in shackles following the guilty verdict Wednesday afternoon. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
A jury found Todd Winkler guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife, Rachel, on Wednesday afternoon.
The verdict from the jury of seven men and five women was read at 2:20 p.m., almost exactly 22 hours after deliberation began. Jurors also found that he used a deadly weapon — scissors — adding a year on to his potential sentence.
Rachel had been having an affair with James White, intending to divorce Todd and marry White instead. Prosecutor Lisette Suder posited that Todd found the computer she had used to calculate child support and alimony, leading him to stab her while she slept. Believing she ... Continue Reading