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Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

Forty-seven-year-old Abel Ochoa received a lethal injection Thursday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.
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Abel Ochoa was sentenced to death after the murders of five relatives, including his wife and two young daughters.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas man has been executed for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago. 

Forty-seven-year-old Abel Ochoa received a lethal injection Thursday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. 

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Prosecutors say Ochoa was high on crack cocaine when he started shooting inside his Dallas home in August 2002. He was condemned for the slayings of his 32-year-old wife, Cecilia, and his 7-year-old daughter, Crystal.

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Also killed were Ochoa's 9-month-old daughter, his father-in-law and a sister-in-law. Ochoa is the second inmate put to death this year in Texas and the third in the U.S.