skip to main content
YouTube icon image 

Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Yowell, Michael J.
TDCJ Number 999334
Date of Birth 01/25/1970
Date Received 11/23/1999
Age (when Received) 29
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 05/09/1998
  Age (at the time of Offense) 28
  County Lubbock
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 9″
  Weight (in Pounds) 188
  Eye Color Hazel
  Native County Lubbock
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Steel Fabrication, Cook, Laborer

Prior Prison Record
#505775, 8-year sentence for 1 count of Possession of a Controlled Substance; 06/16/89 released on Pre-Parole; 09/19/89 release on Parole; 02/22/97 received Clemency Discharge.

Summary of Incident
On 05/19/98 in Lubbock, Texas, Yowell shot his father, strangled his mother with a cord, and set fire to their house. The victim's grandmother died several days later from injuries sustained because she was disabled and unable to get out of the house.


Race and Gender of Victim
White male and 2 white females