Ind. executes man for 3 murders, first since '07

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Posted: Dec 11, 2009 3:45 AM

An Indiana man who refused to request clemency has been executed for the 1994 killings of his estranged wife and two relatives.

A state Department of Correction spokesman says 49-year-old Matthew Eric Wrinkles died from a lethal injection at 12:39 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say Wrinkles was on methamphetamine when he broke into his brother-in-law's Evansville home. He shot his wife, Debra Jean Wrinkles, along with her brother, Mark Fulkerson, and his wife, Natalie.

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

His daughter says she made peace with her father. His mother-in-law says Wrinkles only recently began showing remorse.

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