Wife speaks at Ill. services to honor slain pastor

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 8 at 12:14 AM

MARYVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The wife of a pastor who was fatally shot during a Sunday sermon a year ago says she wishes she could have a single day without struggle.

 

Two services were held Sunday at First Baptist Church in Maryville to remember the tragedy. Cindy Winters was one of the speakers.

Her husband, the Rev. Fred Winters, was gunned down on March 8, 2009.

Cindy Winters says the last 12 months have been the most painful she's had to face. She wishes her children weren't suffering.

Winters says the disbelief and shock have worn off since the death, but now she's pondering what she calls "issues of the heart."

Terry Sedlacek (SEHD'-lak) was charged with first-degree murder, but has been declared mentally unfit to stand trial. He's in the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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