Eric Wrinkles, a father of two, was in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle when his estranged wife, Debbie, went to live with her brother and his family. On July 21, 1994, Eric broke into his brother-in-law's home at 2 a.m. wearing camouflage and armed with a .357-caliber Magnum. In a rage, he shot and killed Debbie, her brother Tony and his wife, Natalie. Four children were home at the time of the crime.
In 1995, Eric was sentenced to death for the brutal murders. His final appeal was denied in May 2009.
Update: Eric was executed by lethal injection on December 11, 2009.
Published on November 10, 2009