Death Row Information
|Name||Yowell, Michael J.|
|Date of Birth||01/25/1970|
|Age (when Received)||29|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||12|
|Date of Offense||05/09/1998|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||28|
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