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May 23, 2022

The Ex-Wife and Children of Mark Winger Open Up to ‘20/20’ About Life With the Man They Thought Was Perfect — Who Turned Out To Have a Deadly Secret

‘20/20’ Airs Friday, May 27 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC


“20/20” features interviews with the ex-wife and children of Mark Winger.

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Mark and Donnah Winger were a picture-perfect Midwestern family with a three-month-old baby. But tragedy struck when Mark said he shot an intruder who he discovered killing Donnah. The case was quickly closed, and in an attempt to move past the horrific loss, Mark started a new life and married his daughter’s new nanny. But years later, a startling admission from Donnah’s close friend cracked open Mark’s perfect façade, exposing his deadly secret. A two-hour “20/20” has interviews with Mark’s ex-wife, Rebecca Simic, and their four children, Bailey, Anna, Maggie and Ben Simic. They speak out about the perfect husband and father they thought they lived with for years and their feelings towards Mark today. “20/20” also features the interviews with Donnah’s sisters, Jenny Levin and Michelle Hansen. They open up about losing their sister, learning the truth about Mark and how reconnecting with their niece, Bailey — just a baby inside the house at the time of the murders – helped heal the pain of their sister’s loss. “20/20” also features a rare jailhouse interview with Mark, who opens up about the events leading up to Donnah’s death and includes analysis from best-selling crime author Harlan Coben. “20/20” airs Friday, May 27 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD 4/16/21)

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.

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