Supreme Court refuses Yowell execution appeal

Published: Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 3:23 AM CST
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Michael Yowell (KCBD File Photo)
Michael Yowell (KCBD File Photo)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal for a Lubbock man who is set for execution this Wednesday.

43-year-old Michael Yowell murdered both his parents here in Lubbock 15 years ago. Their badly burned bodies were found after a house explosion and fire.

His attorneys unsuccessfully argued he had poor legal help during his trial.

Yowell also filed a lawsuit against the Texas prison system last week, along with two other death row inmates.

The lawsuit claimed the state planned to use what they call untested drugs for execution, but over the weekend, a federal district judge in Houston rejected that lawsuit.

We'll have a crew at Yowell's execution in Huntsville on Wednesday, and will bring you the latest on air and online at

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