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911: Stranger Kills Wife With Hammer

INTRODUCTION

Springfield, IL, August, 1995
Mark Winger reports seeing a stranger kill his wife, Donnah, with a hammer. Winger then shoots him, he says, in self defense.



CONCLUSION
Mark Winger had called a car service for a pick-up, lured the driver, Roger Harrington, into their house and shot him hoping to frame the "stranger" for his wife's murder. Winger is convicted of the double murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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