A Meth Fueled Multiple Murder in Evansville [The Underbelly Of Evansville]
Matthew Eric Wrinkles and I grew up together. We were in the same Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops together. He was a really nice, decent kid. But, somewhere between childhood and his 49th birthday, things went terribly wrong. Wrinkles became hooked on meth, and the downward spiral began.
In 1994, Matthew Wrinkles, who was high on meth, kicked in the door to his brother-in-law's home where his ex-wife was staying. Donned in face paint and wearing camo, Wrinkles shot his brother-in-law, Tony Fulkerson, and his wife Natalie who were attempting to escape the scene with their children. The kids ran to a neighbor's house to call 911. while Wrinkles shot his estranged wife Debbie.
Wrinkles was arrested a short time later. After a unanimous guilty verdict, Wrinkles was sentenced to death row in the Michigan City Maximum Security Prison. He was executed by lethal injection on Dec. 12, 2009. The scars he left behind run deep. There's even more information on Eric Wrinkles Wikipedia page.
Meth is a rampant problem throughout our area. If you, or someone you know is hooked on meth, you can get help here, or by calling 1-800-304-2219.