George Ochoa, Oklahoma
Oklahoma executed George Ochoa on December 4, 2012. George was pronounced dead at 6:07 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma. George was 38 years of age. He was convicted and executed for the murder of 38-year-old Francisco Morales and Francisco’s wife, 35-year-old Maria Yanez. The murders occurred on July 12, 1993, inside the couple’s Oklahoma City, Oklahoma home. The house was also burglarized by George and his co-conspirator, Oscaldo Torres, a Mexican citizen. Francisco and Maria’s children were in the home at the time of the attack. Their 14-year-old daughter was able to identify George and Oscaldo.
At the time of the murders, George was abusing drugs and alcohol. George also had a history of spousal abuse and was known to have an uncontrollable rage. He had a previous conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Francisco and Maria, including their three children who were home the night of the attack. Please pray for the family of George.
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