Texas to Execute Michael Yowell Tomorrow

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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:  MICHAEL YOWELL, convicted in a 1998 triple murder in Lubbock, in which Yowell’s father, mother and grandmother died of injuries sustained before or during a fire at their home. Yowell’s execution date has been delayed in the past, based on the contention that his trial lawyers did not provide effective representation. At the time of the slayings, Yowell had a history of mental illness.

Featured Interview: MICHAEL YOWELL, who accepted Execution Watch’s invitation to be interviewed, with the understanding that the audio recording would air unedited, in its entirety, and only in the event of his execution. The interview took place Aug. 28 on death row.

NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION:  On Oct. 16, Texas plans to kill LARRY HATTEN. If it does, Execution Watch will air coverage.

5 responses to “Texas to Execute Michael Yowell Tomorrow

  1. Why is this execution on your page? He admitted the murders and has never recanted. How can this possibly be a wrongful conviction?

    • Dale,

      Thank you for your comment. This post was not intended to make any statement about guilt or innocence. It was only intended to bring more perspective to the issue of capital punishment.

  2. Thomas A. Nelson, Sr.

    I must echo the question first above. There seems to have been no question of innocence raised in this case. The only arguments were against imposition of the death penalty on various grounds. Why is the case on your web site?

    It is a mistake to mix the arguments against capital punishment with the arguments against wrongful convictions and does a disservice to both of those movements. You have an identity problem here that you need to think through and get straight on.

  3. I agree with Mr Nelson: what’s a ‘right’ conviction doing on a ‘Wrongful Convictions Blog’?

  4. Thanks for the comments to all who believe Mr. Yowell was actually guilty, and have asked why this post appeared on this blog.
    You may have noticed that this blog has been reporting on executions in Texas for the last two years.
    The blog is a forum for discussion of issues that go beyond just guilt or innocence, and capital punishment in general is one of those topics.
    Texas has been particularly aggressive in pursuit of executions – way, way, way more than any other state.
    Every time Texas executes another prisoner, it adds data, information, and perspective to the discussion of the concept of capital punishment.

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