Winkler attorney matter still undecided

By From page A3 | January 18, 2013

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The man accused of stabbing his wife to death in their Cameron Airpark home over a pending divorce still has no decision on who his attorney will be.

Appearing Monday in court with both his current attorney, David Weiner, and his possible attorney, Eric Schlueter, Todd Winkler received no answer as to whether Weiner will be relieved. The holdup, Weiner said after the hearing, was whether to open a sealed transcript or not. Judge Douglas C. Phimister noted that they had “no control over the Court of Appeals” and were thus forced to wait.

In light of the non-response from the Court of Appeals, the hearing was continued to Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in Department 7.

Winkler allegedly killed his wife, Rachel, during a fight on Feb. 27. He allegedly stabbed her in the throat with scissors, but claims that it happened during a struggle where she first tried to use the scissors on him, injuring his hands and inner thighs before he was able to wrestle the scissors away. He is being held in custody without bail.

Cole Mayer

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