Indiana inmate executed for 1994 triple murder

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by Charles Wilson

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 11 at 9:33 AM

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana death row inmate who refused to request clemency has been executed for killing his estranged wife and two of her relatives more than 15 years ago.

State Department of Correction spokesman Doug Garrison said Matthew Eric Wrinkles died from a lethal injection at 12:39 a.m. Friday.

In a written last statement, Wrinkles said he's not proud of the man he was, but is no longer that man.

Wrinkles was accused of breaking into his brother-in-law's Evansville home in July 1994. He was wearing camouflage and face paint when he shot his wife, Debra Jean Wrinkles; her brother, Mark "Tony" Fulkerson; and Fulkerson's wife, Natalie "Chris" Fulkerson.

Wrinkles was the first person to be executed in Indiana since June 2007.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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