Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Convicted Ind. Killer Apologizes on Oprah

INDIANAPOLIS - A man sentenced to death for killing his estranged wife and two of her relatives apologized to family members on Oprah Winfrey's television show.

Matthew Eric Wrinkles' nieces and nephew said on an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired Tuesday that they forgave him and didn't want him to die. Wrinkles is scheduled to be executed Dec. 11 at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

But relatives were skeptical when Wrinkles said the killings wouldn't have happened except for his methamphetamine addiction.

The 49-year-old Wrinkles has exhausted his state and federal appeals but can still seek clemency from Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Wrinkles was convicted of breaking into his brother-in-law's home and killing his wife, her brother and his wife.