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Texas man to be executed for 1997 shooting rampage

Published: Mar. 9, 2016 at 3:03 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2016 at 7:56 PM CST
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Coy Wayne Wesbrook. Source: AP Photo/Michael Graczyk
Coy Wayne Wesbrook. Source: AP Photo/Michael Graczyk
Coy Wayne Wesbrook at time of arrest. Source: TDCJ
Coy Wayne Wesbrook at time of arrest. Source: TDCJ

HUNTSVILLE, TX (KCBD) - A Texas man convicted of killing five people in a shooting rampage is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, March 9.

Coy Wayne Wesbrook has exhausted all appeals.

In an interview with an Associated Press reporter, he said he had "no doubt" he was going to be put to death.

On November 13, 1997, in Channelview, Wesbrook was invited over to his ex-wife's home.

According to officials, Wesbrook thought his ex-wife was inviting him over for a possible marital reconciliation, but when he arrived, there were other people at the apartment.

Wesbrook reportedly sat around and drank with them, but at some point, noticed his ex-wife had slipped away with two men.

Wesbrook testified that he "lost it" when he went into her bedroom and found her having sex with the men.

That is when officials said Wesbrook went to his truck and pulled out his .36-caliber hunting rifle and returned to the apartment.

Wesbrook was convicted of fatally shooting his ex-wife and three men in the apartment.

Another woman was injured, but she survived the shooting.

According to a recent interview with the AP, Wesbrook said he has had 18 years to prepare for Wednesday's execution.

"I'm sorry it happened," he told the AP. "But I'm not going to sit here and boo-hoo about it," he said.

Click here to see Wesbrook's information on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website.

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