07 February 2020 :
Abel Revill Ochoa, 47, Hispanic, was executed. He was sentenced to death on May 15, 2003 in Dallas County in the August 4, 2002 killing of 5 members of his family. The victims were his wife, Cecelia, 32; their daughters, Crystal, 7, and Ana, 9 months; his father-in-law, Bartolo Alivizo, 56; and his sister-in-law Jacqueline Saleh, 20. Another sister-in-law, Alma Alivizo, 27, was wounded. Afterward, Ochoa got in his car and drove away. When police stopped and arrested him minutes later at a nearby shopping center, he told the officer where he’d left the gun and that he had gotten tired of his life. He gave a detailed written confession later that day, according to court records. Born in Mexico, Ochoa cooperated with police from the start and confessed to the five murders, ultimately blaming his violent outburst on the crack he’d smoked less than half an hour earlier. Ochoa becomes the 2nd condemned inmate to be put to death this year in Texas, the 569th executed in Texas since the state resumed executions in 1982, the 3rd in the USA this year, and the 1,515th overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977.