Mary Winkler, the Tennessee preacher’s wife who allegedly killed her husband because of emotional and verbal abuse was a href=”http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/08/15/winkler.bond/index.html?section=cnn_topstories”released on bond from jail /athis week. I love her comments about her new-found self esteem: br /br /blockquoteAnd, she told Alabama officers that the killing was not planned and that she had been verbally and emotionally abused by her husband, Ballin said. She also said she had been through a life-threatening event in the past year, Ballin said.br /br /’My ugly came out’br /br /The attorney would not elaborate on that event, and no details were given about the abuse Mary Winkler claimed she suffered. Winkler did tell police that the emotional and verbal abuse from her husband had worsened over the past year.br /br /”I have nerve now, and I have self-esteem. So, my ugly came out,” Alabama investigator Stan Stabler quoted her as saying, according to a report on the hearing published in The Jackson Sun. She referred to herself as a “moron” and an “evil woman,” the newspaper reported./blockquote br /br /Maybe in some cases, low self-esteem is a good thing. Really, how many people would justify verbal and emotional abuse for a man killing his wife?br /br /Update: Dadvocate has a href=”http://bornavol.blogspot.com/2006/08/killer-women.html”more thoughts /aon women, murder, and self-esteem.