What's Going On?
I am assuming that Frank over at Left of the Dial
and I both received the Amber Alerts all day yesterday about a murdered pastor, his missing wife and children and the whole ball of wax surrounding it. (In a side note, I remember working at a radio station that had AP alerts and being the whole only game in town, but now everyone has access to 'breaking' news because of the internet and 24 hour cable news, excluding Fox of course, which is just Conservative Pudding and Screaming.)
Actually, after reading his post, he and I appear to be very much on the same page. At my job at the paper, people were talking about this story, and many people there felt that there was no way that the minister's wife could be a suspect. There was a lot of concern whether she and the kids were alive.
In all honesty, I smelled a rat yesterday and with the news late last night
that she had been found, the mystery of what happened continues. Now don't get me wrong, I don't know if Mary Winkler is guilty of shooting her husband in the back, but there is something very strange going on here.
The kids are the key witnesses here, most likely. I feel very sad that they are going through this at such a young age.
This will not be, by any stretch of the imagination, pretty.