Roger Harrington's family hopes to clear his name. "I was praying, I kept going, Rog, if you're up there, you hear me - bring us some good news. Bring us something so that mom and dad can sleep good tonight," his sister Barbara says.
The jury deliberates for 13 hours before reaching its verdict: guilty.
It is the verdict that Donnah's parents both hoped for and dreaded - confirmation that they'd been betrayed and deceived by a man who had been part of their family.
Winger's parents, who had spent a small fortune defending their son, were stunned by the verdict.
The jurors say the case against Mark Winger was clear, and they believed DeAnn Schultz. But, ultimately, the jurors say, the state's best evidence was the first evidence police ever collected - the three Polaroids.
Mark Winger didn't offer any explanations because he didn't testify. But five months after the verdict, he spoke with 48 Hours at a prison in Pontiac, Ill. He now claims that he personally saw the paramedics move Harrington - although they all denied that at trial.
But Winger cannot explain the note in Harrington's car. "The thing is, I can't offer you any answers to why Roger Harrington had 4:30 written on a note," he says.
Harrington's family says the meaning of that note has always been clear: Roger went to Winger's home because Mark Winger invited him.
Former lead detective Charlie Cox says he learned a valuable lesson, acknowledging that Mark Winger came "very close" to getting away with murder.
Instead, Mark Winger was sentenced to life in prison, which could have been the end of the story, except it wasn't: in Spring 2005, an inmate at the prison in Pontiac came forward and said that Winger tried to involve him in a murder-for-hire plot.
The intended victim was DeAnn Schultz, and Winger's plot was so complicated - you might say twisted - it took 19 handwritten pages - and hours of secretly recorded conversations to spell it out.
DeAnn would be kidnapped and forced to write and record lengthy statements scripted by Winger, saying that she lied, made everything up and believes Winger is innocent. Then she'd be killed. Winger's notes covered everything: only DeAnn's fingerprints can be on the tape cassette, letters and envelopes. Her saliva must be found on the stamps. And Winger asked for one more victim, if possible: former father-in-law Ira Dresher.
In June 2007, Winger stood trial in a Pontiac, Ill. courthouse. He told jurors the whole thing was a fantasy he never planned to carry out.
Ira Drescher was there. "He was chained by his hands, and he was chained by his feet, and I looked at him straight in the eye and I said, 'Mark, your miserable life is over,'" he remembers.
This time the jury took less than three hours - including lunch. Mark Winger was convicted of soliciting murder and sentenced to another 35 years.
With Winger locked up for good, Sara Jane and Ira Drescher are dedicated to keeping Donnah's memory alive. "Donnah really was the ultimate victim of spousal abuse. I had to find a way to keep her spirit going," Sara Jane says.
And they do that by helping other abused women, raising money for a charity named for Donnah. Donnah's Fund is part of the organization "Women In Distress." It continues to help abused women and their children.