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Shocking Tennessee Murder Mystery Solved?; Family and Friends Say Goodbye to World War II Airman; Serious Sleep Disorders

Aired March 24, 2006 - 20:00   ET


HEIDI COLLINS, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, everybody. Thanks for joining us tonight. Paula has the night off.
Tonight, a story you will see in tomorrow's headlines -- a grief- stricken community prays for answers to an astonishing puzzle.


COLLINS: "Outside the Law" -- a charismatic young preacher, a picture-perfect family, and the devastating news that stunned his congregation.

ROGER RICKMAN, SELMER, TENNESSEE, POLICE DEPARTMENT: Mary Winkler has confessed to the murder of her husband, Matthew Winkler,

COLLINS: The latest shocking developments in a Tennessee murder mystery.


COLLINS: The "Eye Opener" -- you have seen music videos, but you have never seen a pop star like her.


COLLINS: Sexy, sizzling -- and she's Muslim.

DEEYAH, MUSICIAN: People found it too sexy, which makes me a -- a whore or a prostitute, apparently.

COLLINS: But does that justify death threats?

DEEYAH: And I have tried avoiding it for -- for more than 10 years now.


COLLINS: The Muslim Madonna.

And "Mysteries of the Mind" -- stuff, tons and tons of it. You will be amazed at how much one person can hoard.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: People have thrown my things away before, and I have actually gone back to the trash to get it.

COLLINS: Why can't some people bear to throw anything away? (END VIDEOTAPE)

COLLINS: There are major developments today in a story that has captured the nation's attention. At this hour, the wife of a Tennessee minister not only stands accused of murdering him. Police say she confessed.

But there is still a major unanswered question. Why?

Our Rick Sanchez has been on the story all day, questioning authorities and talking to the people of the tight-knit southwest Tennessee town where a minister's wife now finds herself "Outside the Law."

Rick is joining us from Selmer, Tennessee, now with the latest -- Rick.

RICK SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There's also a lot of questions as to how the minister died.

And, tonight, we have got some details that we have learned exclusively after talking to police.


SANCHEZ (voice-over): With his back turned, sitting near his own bed, Minister Matthew Winkler was hit with a shotgun blast that authorities suspect he never saw coming -- shot in the back, murdered, police say, by his own wife.

ROGER RICKMAN, SELMER, TENNESSEE, POLICE DEPARTMENT: Mary Winkler has confessed to the murder of her husband, Matthew Winkler, shooting him on March the 22nd, 2006, leaving Selmer with her three daughters.

SANCHEZ: Mary Winkler, 32 years old, 5'3'', 120 pounds, a preacher's wife, seemed an unlikely suspect.

So, when church members discovered their minister's body in his parsonage, they called police and immediately went looking for her, to see if she was OK, or, possibly, break the news to her.

(on camera): However, she was nowhere to be found. So, police put out an Amber Alert: Is it possible she and the girls could have been abducted? Police got the answer to their question when they received a phone call from authorities in Orange Beach, Alabama, late Thursday night. That led them to this conclusion.

JOHN MEHR, SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION: I would say she is a suspect at this time, just due to the nature of this, that she's alive and well, of course, but she does have the children. She was in the van. So, we would consider her a suspect at this time.

SANCHEZ (voice-over): Translation: She wasn't abducted. She had fled on her own in this van. And it wasn't long afterward that police say she admitted to the shooting under questioning by investigators.

RICKMAN: They're in the process now of getting her extradited back to Tennessee.

SANCHEZ: But what about the children, three little girls, ages 1, 6, and 8?

Inside the Fourth Street Church of Christ, parishioners prayed, hugged, and wondered what burden those children had been left with. So, we asked the detective what so many wanted to know.

(on camera): Do we know what the children saw or didn't see? A lot of people are very concerned about these children.

RICKMAN: To my knowledge, the children saw nothing.

SANCHEZ (voice-over): What is more:

RICKMAN: They don't have an -- no idea what has happened to their father.

SANCHEZ: They may soon learn what happened to their father from their grandparents, Minister Winkler's parents, who will likely take custody of them.

DAN WINKLER, FATHER OF MATTHEW WINKLER: Now we turn our immediate attention to the remembrance of our son Matthew and the care of three precious children.

SANCHEZ: Their mother, Mary Winkler, has waived extradition and will return to Tennessee, the place where she met her husband in Bible college, where they were raising three beautiful little girls, where a church had provided them with this picturesque home on a hill, and where she will now face charges of first-degree murder.


SANCHEZ: We have been told by police that Mary Winkler did, in fact -- was, in fact, read her Miranda rights at the time she gave the confession voluntarily in Alabama, without the presence of a lawyer at the time.

In fact, when we checked, we were told that last -- that she still did not have legal representation. That's according to police here. Now, she is being extradited and should arrive, Heidi, some time tomorrow -- exactly not sure when.

COLLINS: And, Rick, the main unanswered question remains, what motivated Mary Winkler to kill her husband?

SANCHEZ: There's -- that's a great question. And it is what everyone is asking themselves about. There is a lot of intimation that she has police some -- has given police some kind of explanation, some type of defense as to why she did it. But police would not give us any specifics on that -- Heidi.

COLLINS: All right, Rick Sanchez, thanks so much for that tonight from Tennessee.

And, as Rick reported, the news of Matthew Winkler's killing was a terrible blow to the small town where the family lived. That's especially true at the Fourth Street Church of Christ, where the Winklers seemed to be the model of a Christian family.

Now the congregation is coping with this tragedy.

Robert Shackelford is a deacon at the church. And he joins me now to talk tonight.

Mr. Shackelford, when did you and some of the other members of your congregation first suspect something was wrong?

ROBERT SHACKELFORD, FRIEND OF MATTHEW WINKLER: Well, Wednesday night, Matthew did not arrive at evening service, as was his custom. And he did not make any arrangements for anyone to take his place. So, we immediately felt like there was a problem. And some of the members went out to the house. And we were able to find a key and gain access to the house, at which time Matthew was found.

COLLINS: Well, as you know, today, we learned that Mrs. Winkler actually admitted to killing Matthew Winkler. What has been the reaction?

I imagine it is -- it is stunned. But what is the reaction among the members of the congregation?

SHACKELFORD: Well, it is a reaction of shock and disbelief. No one wanted to think such a thing. And we certainly did not want to believe that Mary would be capable of such a thing. And, certainly, that's left to be decided by the courts. But we're praying for Mary and we're praying for the children, praying for Matthew's family, that whatever is in their best interest will take place.

COLLINS: And it is always the toughest part, too, isn't it, the children?

I know why that you knew the Winkler family well. How would you describe Matthew and Mary's relationship?

SHACKELFORD: It was a very good relationship, by all appearances. They were a very warm and loving couple. They were always together. Mary was very supportive of Matthew in his work as a minister. They were always playing outside with their children. The children were very involved in school and sports activities and with our church, and just very vivacious, outgoing children, very smart children.

And Matthew and Mary were always seen outside in the yard, playing with them. And they just went everywhere together, just seemed to be a picture-perfect family.

COLLINS: Can you think of any reason why Mary may have done this? SHACKELFORD: We do not have a clue. There was no indication, anything that I saw personally, that would lead me to believe that she would be capable of doing something like this.

There was never an indication of a problem in their relationship together. They just seemed to be a very normal, warm, loving couple.

COLLINS: Well, at this time, it is certainly a huge, huge mystery.

Robert Shackelford, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us tonight.

SHACKELFORD: You're welcome, Heidi. Thank you.

COLLINS: A young soldier's body was frozen atop an icy mountain for more than 60 years. Tonight, his body rests beside his mother's. How did experts unlock the mystery to find the identity of the ice man?


DAVID MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The British press calls her the Muslim Madonna. But there are others who have their own names for her. And they would like to see her harmed.

I'm David Mattingly. I will have that story coming up.


COLLINS: And are you a pack rat? We will meet a man who has a strange compulsive disorder. He hoards absolutely everything.

First, though, our countdown of the top-10 most popular stories on -- nearly 17 million of you log on today.

At number 10 -- an early-morning fire at a farm in New Jersey killed two dozen horses. State police say an electrical problem in a stable caused the fire.

At number nine, tens of thousands of people march in Phoenix and Los Angeles to protest proposed laws that would impose new penalties on illegal immigrants and people who hire them. Congress is considering making illegal immigration a felony -- numbers eight and seven coming up next.



COLLINS: Ten years ago, she vanished without a trace. But, tonight, she is back home, alive and well, and has a frightening story. We will hear about it in just a moment.

But, now, tonight's "Eye Opener" -- it is pretty clear that anyone who becomes a target of Islamic fundamentalists has reason to fear their religious fervor. You remember the riots to protest cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. But now along comes Deeyah, a sexy star of British music videos. Some call her the Muslim Madonna.

She has plenty of fans and, she says, plenty of fanatics out to kill her. That could be because she criticizes Islamic culture with a bold message: Set your women free.

Here is David Mattingly with tonight's "Eye Opener."



MATTINGLY (voice-over): She shakes, she sizzles, and she shows enough skin to stop a channel-surfer cold.


MATTINGLY: It is not hard to see why the British press labels her the Muslim Madonna. Deeyah , she's called, is a 20-something Norwegian pop star who dances to her own gritty hip-hop beat, and now claims to be paying a very disturbing price.

DEEYAH, MUSICIAN: One of the creepiest and scariest thing that I have been told to my face was how this person would like to cut my stomach, so that another whore like me is not born, and that the same should have happened to my mom.

MATTINGLY: Born with the name Deepika and singing publicly since she was a child, the artist who would one day become Deeyah was born to immigrant parents and grew up in a Sunni Muslim family. Her father is from Pakistan, her mother from Afghanistan. And she says her choice of career did not play well to more conservative members of Norway's Muslim community.

DEEYAH: I remember my dad having to defend the fact that I was doing music, even as a child. I remember this at, like, 8, 9 years old, where I remember people would talk to him and sit him down. And we would have various people come to the house, talk about, you know: "We don't even let our sons do this. Why would you let your daughter do this?"

(singing): Will it all be the same again tomorrow?

MATTINGLY: Maybe it had something to do with her talent. Deeyah became a regular performer on Norwegian television, charting a couple of hit singles, and all the while growing into an attractive Western- style woman. Then, at age 18 or 19, she remembers clearly the first time a young Muslim man approached her and called her a whore.

DEEYAH: I -- I would say this is a bit of a cultural thing, where people feel that they are entitled to not only have an opinion, but to stop you from doing certain things, and, actually, they themselves getting involved in dealing with you and dealing with the problem that you have become. And that's where it basically moves over to becoming intimidating and also threatening. MATTINGLY (on camera): Fearful that going to the authorities might create an even bigger backlash against her and her family, Deeyah says she stayed quiet. And, as she continued to perform and record, she says the insults became worse -- and not just in Norway.

DEEYAH (singing): I got a plan of my own.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Jumping into the British music scene, Deeyah found commercial success with the song "Plan of My Own." Relatively tame by Western standards, Deeyah still showed a lot of midriff. And death threats followed, so, many, she says, she needed friends protecting her whenever she went out in public.

Deeyah came to the point where she thought about calling it quits. Instead, this Muslim Madonna did something you might expect from the other Madonna.


MATTINGLY: Deeyah took her years of anger and broke her silence with a video called "What Will It Be?" Her raciest video yet, it is laden with provocative lyrics and imagery promoting free speech for Muslim women. And it shows one woman shedding her traditional burqa to reveal Deeyah in a swimsuit.

DEEYAH: People found it too sexy, which makes me a -- a whore or a prostitute, apparently. And the second thing was, a lot of people took a lot of offense to the fact that I had black men and black women dancing with me in the video.

MATTINGLY: The problems began almost as soon as it aired. London's Asian music channel, B4U, pulled Deeyah's video due to undisclosed complaints. Deeyah's official Web site and other fan sites saw these venomous threats: "You insult Islam, blood spills. Kill you. Kill your family. You are an insult. Wait until the day of judgment. Allah will throw you in hell. You deserve to get raped. You should be killed."

London authorities are investigating. But a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain says Deeyah's claims are no more than a publicity stunt, cooked up by an artist he describes as desperate to save a failing career.

INAYAT BUNGLAWALA, SPOKESPERSON, MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITAIN: I think there is a rather disturbing trend there. If anyone of -- of minimal talent can try and launch their careers off the back of demonizing an entire community, I think that is rather worrying development.

DEEYAH: The fact is, that is not the case. This is not an easy choice. This is not a fun choice. And -- and some of the -- the reactions and the results of me having made this step are not particularly pleasant. If I could have avoided this, I would have. And I have tried avoiding it for -- for more than 10 years now. But I no longer can. MATTINGLY: And her stand has resonated with her Muslim fans. Adil Ray is the host of BBC radio and television programs that feature Asian artists.

ADIL RAY, BBC RADIO HOST: I think a lot of us living in the West, as British-Asians or British-Muslims, can really relate to that, and learn to respect that. I think that's what she has done very uniquely. And I think the hope is that there will be more and more people like her.

MATTINGLY (on camera): Do you feel comfortable in here?

DEEYAH: Yes. This is...


MATTINGLY: Do you feel safe in here?

DEEYAH: Yes. This is home. This has -- this has always been home. This has always been the most comfortable setup ever.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Hoping to find some peace, Deeyah, for now, has retreated to the studio, and is putting together a new album in the U.S. She's eager to catch the ear of a new audience, where she can express herself without feeling threatened.

David Mattingly, CNN, Atlanta.


COLLINS: And there is this: Deeyah, who says she's not a practicing Muslim, says the fundamentalist backlash means she is forced to keep her distance from her fans for security reasons.

More than 60 years ago, a young man left Minnesota to fight for his country. He disappeared before he got the chance. How was the mystery solved? Who is left now to say goodbye?


TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I'm Ted Rowlands in Dekalb, Illinois.

And this is Kathleen Haskins (ph). She is one of hundreds of thousands of hoarders in the United States. She keeps things, lots of things. Coming up, we will go inside her house, and you will be shocked to see how much stuff she really has -- as PAULA ZAHN NOW continues.


COLLINS: But, first, number eight on our countdown -- in India, what is believed to be one of the world's oldest creatures has died. Officials at the Calcutta zoo say this giant tortoise was about 250 years old. And number seven -- the search for a couple who were on a ferry that sank off Canada's Pacific Coast on Wednesday. Everyone else on board was rescued. But investigators say the two are still missing -- numbers six and five when we come back.


COLLINS: For six months, we have been tracking the mystery of the World War II airman whose body was found last year in California's rugged Sierras. Slowly, the mystery has unraveled, who he was, how he got there.

And, today, weeks after he was finally identified, family members who never had a chance to know him gathered to say farewell in a snowy cemetery in Minnesota.

Here is Thelma Gutierrez.


UNIDENTIFIED MALES AND FEMALES (singing): Amazing grace.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Leo Mustonen came home today. Welcome him. May he rest in peace.

THELMA GUTIERREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It was a bittersweet homecoming for Leo Mustonen, the young cadet we came to know as the frozen airman.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A hometown boy out of Brainerd, Minnesota, he had dreams of fighting in the second great war.

GUTIERREZ: After more than six decades, Mustonen was returned to family and friends, who came to say goodbye.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He's just no longer out there in a mountain alone, but he is surrounded by family and friends. And his life is now coming to a real close.

GUTIERREZ: It was the morning of November 18, 1942. Mustonen was and 22. He and three others were on a routine training flight over the treacherous Sierra Nevada mountains. Their plane disappeared.

Five years later, in 1947, ice climbers found wreckage, but no bodies -- nothing, until this stunning discovery last October. Here, entombed in a grave of ice and granite, nearly 14,000 feet high in the Sierra Nevada, climbers found this frozen Army airman, still wearing his uniform and unopened silk parachute.

For 63 years, this cadet had remained in his icy grave. It would take the nation's top forensic scientists four months to figure out which of the four missing men was the unidentified iceman.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You are -- having a brother missing in action, and we were doing the DNA testing. GUTIERREZ: Blood samples were collected from surviving family members of the missing airmen. After several weeks, the DNA analysis was complete.

ONA LEA MUSTONEN, NIECE OF LEO MUSTONEN: Would it be inappropriate to ask if it is my uncle?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The preliminary is that it -- it is your uncle.



MUSTONEN: Thank you. Wow. OK. That's really great.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And if there's -- if there's anything else, (INAUDIBLE) You have my number.

MUSTONEN: OK. Thanks, Captain. OK, bye-bye.

I didn't think that would happen. It is him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is him? Oh, my gosh.


GUTIERREZ: That call from the Defense Department was literally a once-in-a-lifetime moment for Ona Lea and Leane Mustonen.

It turns out the young man who had spent 63 years in ice at the bottom of a glacier was in fact their uncle, Leo Mustonen.

LEANE MUSTONEN-ROSS, NIECE OF LEO MUSTONEN: Because we hadn't had reason to talk about him before.


MUSTONEN-ROSS: No. It was -- they were someone who was long gone. And -- and now they're part of...


MUSTONEN-ROSS: He's back. He's part of our family really now for the first time.


MUSTONEN-ROSS: So, that's what is exciting.

MUSTONEN: It's filling a pain and just bringing it all together. Just to know how somebody died or what happened to them, it stops the question mark.



GUTIERREZ: On this cold blustery day in Minnesota, the young cadet who spent more than 60 years alone in the ice is returned to his family, to be buried next to his mother, Anna, who shed tears for him until the day she died, laid to rest finally with full military honors...

UNIDENTIFIED MALES AND FEMALES (singing): God bless America.

GUTIERREZ: ... along with the mystery of the frozen airman.

Thelma Gutierrez, CNN.


COLLINS: And one more thing: Mustonen's nieces told reporters today that, over the past few weeks, they have been absolutely overwhelmed by the stories people have been telling them about the uncle they never knew.

Well, do you have trouble throwing things away? What makes some people hoard just about anything and everything? Stay with us for one of the most unusual people you could ever meet.

Where was this woman for 10 long years? Her amazing story in her own words.

Plus, when sleep is more than a nightmare -- what brings on screaming, nighttime terrors, and, in some people, even violence?

First, though, number six on our countdown -- actor Randy Quaid is suing the producers behind "Brokeback Mountain" for $10 million, saying he was underpaid for his role. The lawsuit alleges producers told Quaid it was a -- quote -- "low-budget art house film with no prospect of making any money."

And number five -- passengers from the Star Princess cruise ship head home, after yesterday's fire. A 72-year-old man died of what the cruise line says was cardiac arrest. Two people are hospitalized in Florida -- number four just minutes away.


COLLINS: In this half hour, did she run away on her own or was she held against her will? Why didn't she contact her parents for ten long years?

Also, unlocking the secrets of the sleeping brain. What turns a restful sleep into a nighttime terror?

And at the top of the hour, First Lady Laura Bush is the guest on an exclusive edition of "LARRY KING LIVE."

In tonight's "Mysteries of the Mind," extreme hoarding. Now, I'm not talking about the cluttered closets or a teenager's dirty laundry littering the bedroom floor. Instead, you're about to enter the homes of some people who simply cannot help hoarding piles of virtually everything, and they just can't bring themselves to throw any of it away.

Ted Rowlands explores this strange compulsion in tonight's "Mysteries of the Mind."


TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): From the outside, this home seems to fit its suburban Illinois neighborhood, but inside you immediately see that Kathleen Haskin has a problem.

KATHLEEN HASKIN, HOARDER: My paperwork is over in this direction. Some of this is books that I just recently got because I definitely hoard books.

ROWLANDS: Kathleen is a hoarder. Nearly every room in her house is stacked with things she's collected and won't let go: clothes she's never worn, presents she's never given, knick-knacks, furniture. It is endless.

HASKIN: I also hoard -- I love tapes, I love music. I like any self-help, self-development things, so I have a lot of tapes. I haven't put all the holiday decorations away yet so I've got a pile there. You know, the things have a tendency to get knocked over.

ROWLANDS: There is laundry on the floor, some of it clean. The kitchen is overflowing. Even Kathleen's bed is full of stuff.

(on camera): How you to sleep in this bed? Where do you -- how do you do it?

HASKIN: Well, there's -- what I usually do when it's time to go to bed, I just move this stuff. This stuff I put on the bed as I'm sorting. But I just move everything off usually like this.

ROWLANDS (voice-over): Kathleen says last summer she slept outside on this swing because her house was so full. She says over the years, people have tried to help her.

HASKIN: People have thrown my things away before and I've actually gone back to the trash to get it, to retrieve it, and brought, like, the whole trash bag in and gone through. And one time I even climbed in a dumpster because they threw my things in a dumpster.

ROWLANDS: Kathleen is a nurse, twice divorced, and mother of five. Her 13-year-old daughter is the only child still living at home. Kathleen says her hoarding has not affected her job, but has hurt her family. Her son Abraham left home at the age of 14 to live with an older sister. Kathleen says before he left, he told her he wished that she was a drug addict.

HASKIN: He actually said to me, I wish you were because then they would have a reason to take me away from you. That's how strong he felt about the clutter.

PETER BELANGER, KATHLEEN'S SON: We're all trying to help my mom progress in what -- in her situation, trying to get her out from the hole that she is in.

ROWLANDS: Kathleen's son Peter is in college. He's planning to move in with his mother during his summer break. He says the mess may be an issue.

BELANGER: You don't want to take the average person to your house and show, you know, this is what my house looks like.

ROWLANDS (on camera): Kathleen is by no means alone. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of others in the United States are suffering from the same problem, including Richard Duffield. Richard has not allowed anybody into his house in 33 years, until now. He's allowing us to see it for the first time.

(voice-over): Richard's hoarding problem is with paper.

RICHARD DUFFIELD, HOARDER: Mainly books, trade papers, "Variety," "Hollywood Reporter."

ROWLANDS: Richard lives alone in Los Angeles. For years, he's been saving newspaper articles, magazines, and any other document he finds interesting.

DUFFIELD: This is a file of opera reviews.

ROWLANDS: Richard says he has a problem with procrastination.

DUFFIELD: I bought these lamps at a friend's yard sale. Wonderful lamps, I'll use those some day. Here they are, seven, eight years later because I'm too busy getting more or avoiding them.

ROWLANDS: Richard also avoids his kitchen which he says he hasn't used for six years.

DUFFIELD: Around the year 2000, it became of no interest to me and obviously too cluttered and too much bother and I went about my business and ignored it.

ROWLANDS: Richard also ignored his roof. For years it was leaking, but instead of getting it fixed, Richard said he just put buckets down to catch the water. Richard says he wanted to fix his roof, but couldn't decide who he should hire.

DUFFIELD: I would have estimates but then deciding which one, which one will it be? I might make a mistake.

ROWLANDS: Both Richard and Kathleen acknowledge they have a problem. Kathleen says she used to keep a clean house. She's not sure if her problem is due to heredity. She says she has an aunt who broke her hip stumbling over clutter. Kathleen bruised her ankle the same way the day before our interview.

HASKIN: I don't even really know what I hit it up against.

ROWLANDS: Kathleen says she buys most of her stuff from dollar stores and garage sales, constantly fighting the urge to buy more.

HASKIN: I'm going by like three different thrift stores and two dollar stores and it is just like, you know, if an alcoholic is going by a bar they want another drink. It's like I want to go in. I want to buy more.

ROWLANDS: Kathleen is trying to help herself through an Internet self-help group, but acknowledges she hasn't made much progress when it comes to cleaning her house.

DUFFIELD: I threw away 60 empty boxes a month ago from the living room. Looks like a lot in there now, but there were 60 more.

ROWLANDS: Richard said it was a big decision to let us into his home after keeping it a secret from family and friends for 33 years. He is seeing Karron Maidment, a therapist with the UCLA Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder Program.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is your anxiety level there?

DUFFIELD: Seven, eight.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. It hasn't been that high for a long time.

DUFFIELD: That's right.

ROWLANDS: Richard's therapy is focused on teaching him how to get rid of things he thinks are important.

DUFFIELD: This is Lucia Love (ph), her name's (ph) French.

KARRON MAIDMENT, UCLA OCD PROGRAM: We want people with compulsive hoarding to throw away things that feel special or important and see if it really is as catastrophic as they think it is going to be.

ROWLANDS: According to some experts, hoarding is the most difficult obsessive-compulsive disorder to treat, with only about half of those who seek treatment having success. Richard says throwing some things away is so difficult, he actually has a physical reaction to it.

DUFFIELD: You feel a constriction in the throat, a fast beating of the heart, something in the stomach, sometimes a bit of nausea.

ROWLANDS: Since getting help a few months ago, Richard has made progress. He's cleared a hallway and his bedroom of clutter. And after getting four estimates, he finally hired someone to fix his roof.

Kathleen says she works a few hours a week, clearing different zones in her house. She is hoping that eventually, with the help of her Internet group and a few close friends, she can someday get her house in order and her family back.

Ted Rowlands, CNN, DeKalb, Illinois.


COLLINS: An eighth grader disappeared back in 1996. Where has she been for the past 10 years? And why didn't she tell anyone until now?

We usually go limp when we go to sleep at night, so why do some people walk, drive, and even turn violent without waking up?

Here's number four now, on our countdown. Police investigating the disappearance of two Milwaukee boys said today they believe there is someone who has information that would help them solve the case. They're urging potential witnesses to come forward. 12-year-old Quadrevion Henning and his 11-year-old friend, Purvis Parker, were last seen on Sunday afternoon.

Number three coming up right after this.


COLLINS: The man at the center of a bizarre missing person case is now facing sex crime charges. We first brought you this story last night about a girl who had been missing for 10 years who just this week showed up alive and well with her parents near Pittsburgh.

Police say a school security guard persuaded her to leave home when she was just 14 and move in with him where she was virtually a prisoner. Today prosecutors said they filed sex crimes charges against the man, and he will appear in court on Monday. Those are the basics. Now let's go beyond the headlines.


COLLINS (voice over): Thomas Hose will be spending the weekend in this Pennsylvania jail.

JIM ECKER, ATTORNEY FOR THOMAS HOSE: He's like anybody else. He sits in his jail. He's very upset and very worried and so forth. But he's holding up pretty good right now.

COLLINS: This week the woman he allegedly held for 10 years in his bedroom, Tanya Kach, revealed her identity and spoke of her ordeal, which began when she was just 14.

TANYA KACH, MISSING WOMAN: I lived up in that room. I didn't see the light of day. I mean I did through the windows. But I didn't go out and didn't see people. I mean, I went out here and there from 2000 on, but it was few and far between. To actually be out and talk to people and it was a luxury for me. I like people. I like talking to people.

COLLINS: Police have charged Hose with sexual assault and three counts of deviate sexual intercourse. His attorney says his client did nothing wrong that Tanya was not kidnapped, threatened or physically abused and that she had access to a telephone. Tanya says she wanted to tell people who she was.

KACH: I didn't think anybody would care and it seemed like he was -- he told me he cared. And I believed him. And I didn't think I was loved.

COLLINS: On Tuesday, she finally told her story to a deli owner she had befriended.

KACH: I couldn't say nothing but finally they kept pursuing it, which meant they cared. And then I broke down and then I had to tell them. But I asked them, don't let me be on the streets. I just want my dad and my mom and my family.

COLLINS: Now she's home with her father, thinking about the life she says she missed over the last 10 years.

KACH: I didn't get to go to school. I didn't graduate. I didn't have sweet 16. I didn't get to go to the prom. I didn't get to find real love.

COLLINS: But she did find her way home.


COLLINS: And one more thing to tell you about, police are now telling CNN they are looking into two cold cases involving the unsolved deaths of two girls who attended Kach's school about the same time she did. A police official says at this point Hose is not a suspect.

Tonight, our Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at one of the most bizarre and dangerous sleep disorders. What goes wrong in the brain and causes sleepers to kick, fight, curse, and even endanger their own lives? That's all after Erica Hill and "The Headline News Business Break" -- Erica.

ERICA HILL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Heidi, cautious optimism today on Wall Street. Stocks edging just a tiny bit higher. The Dow rose more than nine points, really almost flat. The Nasdaq gained more than 12. The S&P also kind of flat, finishing up just one point higher.

And some more real estate information today, new home sales we're now learning flunked in February. And some economists now wondering if this is the cooling of the red hot real estate market. Let's keep watching. The west showed the biggest drop in sales. Medium prices, by the way, are down four months in a row.

Google shares though jumped eight percent on news it will become part of the S&P 500 index of stocks. The Internet search engine replaces Burlington, which is an oil and gas producer. And shares of Tim Horton's zoom in 30 percent the day after its IPO. If you haven't heard of it, Tim Horton's is a Canadian coffee and donut chain. And it plans to expand in the U.S. So look out for that one, Heidi, and have a great weekend. COLLINS: All right. Erica, thanks you too.

So what happens in our minds while our bodies are asleep? Why do some people get up and drive their cars and even turn violent but not wake up?

And is she worried about her husband's falling poll numbers? First Lady Laura Bush at the top of the hour in a Larry King live exclusive.

First, though at number 3 on our countdown. A-list voices are pitching more and more products. Companies are turning to stars like Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Sean Connery to do voice- overs. Ad agencies say some big stars are even getting seven figures to voice a commercial. Sounds good.

Number two when we come back.


COLLINS: After a long week, we're all pretty much looking forward to a good night's sleep tonight. Most of us will sleep fine. But for the people you're about to meet, sleep is an adventure at best. At worst, it can be tragic. All week Senior Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been examining the word of sleep. Tonight he introduces us to the bizarre phenomenon of parasomnia.


DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN SENIOR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): You're looking at good sleep gone bad. A twilight zone with a normal barrier between sleep and wakefulness is blurred. These people are actually asleep but they suffer conditions called parasomnias, disorders that frequently interfere with sleep like sleepwalking or night terrors. In extreme cases, parasomnia show all sorts of strange behavior, eating, talking.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Wait, wait, wait, no, no, no.

GUPTA: Throwing punches or worse. Toronto native Kenneth Parks drove a car 14 miles to his in-law's house, where he stabbed and beat his mother-in-law to death. But he was acquitted of murder on the grounds that he was probably asleep at the time.

DR. CARLOS SCHENCK, MINN. REGIONAL SLEEP DISORDERS CTR: We're at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorder Center.

GUPTA: Dr. Carlos Schenck helped discover one of the most bizarre and dangerous sleep conditions, RBD.

SCHENCK: Men with REM behavior disorder stay in bed and become violent or charge out of bed, run into the furniture or the wall and then awaken. Whereas sleepwalkers leave their room, leave their home and may drive a car.

GUPTA: The REM cycle is when we do our most active dreaming. In healthy REM sleep, the body is paralyzed, even as the mind races. But with RBD, the safeguard of paralysis is gone. And patients act out their often violent dreams.

CAL POPE, SLEEP DISORDER SUFFERER: Kicking, fighting, cussing, whatever.

GUPTA: Cal Pope was one of dr. Schenck's first patients, more than 15 years ago. By the time we caught up with them, they were getting ready to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

ROWENA POPE, PATIENT'S WIFE: They said it would never last.

GUPTA: They came to the clinic after suffering nine years of Cal's violent nightmares. She says she'll never forget the first one.

R. POPE: He was dreaming that he was trying to kick a neighbor out of the bed. And what he was doing was kicking me, just with all of his power. He was just pummeling me with his feet. And literally kicked me out of bed.

GUPTA: In the sleep center, patients go to bed wired with more than 20 electrodes. The machinery of sleep and dreams plays out as technicians watch from a separate room.

SCHENCK: We can enter our mission control.

GUPTA: Watching the patients, it is hard to believe they're really unconscious. But Schenck says sleep is impossible to fake.

SCHENCK: That indicates the deepest stage of sleep.

GUPTA: This is a sleep chart of another patient with RBD, during a REM cycle, probably during a dream. The top two lines track the normal rapid eye movements, the black line here is a sensor on a chin muscle. That's a good marker since in healthy people it would be totally paralyzed. The line would be straight. On this chart, it does something else entirely. That indicates a parasomnia.

SCHENCK: Cal's was quite severe. As severe almost as the most severe case that we had seen.

R. POPE: You want to fill up some water to make coffee?

GUPTA: And yet Cal Pope's case was in some ways typical, in that the patient wasn't really aware of what was happening.

C. POPE: Maybe once a week, but it wouldn't be that bad.

R. POPE: Well, this happened every time he went to sleep and more than once a night.

GUPTA: Desperate, the loving couple was forced into separate beds.

R. POPE: It was a lonely thing to do. It is like a death. It is like a separation. GUPTA: Fortunately, it turned out there is a very effective treatment. The National Sleep Foundation says a drug called Clonazepam stifles symptoms in nine of ten patients, if taken in the proper dosage every night. Cal Pope showed us a hole he kicked in the wall on the night when he missed a single dose.

Ninety percent of patients are men, mostly older men. No one knows exactly what causes RBD, but Schenck found one major clue, a disturbing discovery that a majority of patients develop Parkinson's disease within 10 or 15 years. It may that be RBD is caused by the disintegration of neurons controlling movement, the same disintegration that is responsible for Parkinson's.

Pope is lucky. It has been 27 years since his first escapade, as he calls it, and he shows no signs of Parkinson's. He can enjoy his seven children, 16 grandchildren, and 14 great grandkids. And at age 81, he can finally get a good night's sleep.

Dr. Sanjay Ggupta, CNN, reporting.

COLLINS: Join Sanjay on Sunday as he explores how we sleep and how the lack of it affects our health, on "Sleep: A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Special," at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, Sunday right here on CNN.

So who does First Lady Laura Bush want to run for president in 2008? You'll find out at the top of the hour. The first lady is the exclusive guest on "LARRY KING LIVE."

Time to reveal number two on our countdown. An Afghan government official said today an Afghan man threatened with execution because he converted from Islam to Christianity is expected to quote, "be released in the coming days."

Number one is coming up next.


COLLINS: Number one on our countdown is our top story tonight: local authorities say the wife of a Tennessee minister confessed to killing him. They say Mary Winkler told agents at the Alabama Bureau of Investigation she planned the fatal shooting of her husband, Matthew. She is now charged with first degree murder.

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back in about an hour with John King. Stay tuned for LARRY KING LIVE, which starts right now.


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