Skip to comments.Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents
Posted on 10/09/2013 5:42:44 PM PDT by Rusty0604
A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead. Yowell tried to delay his execution, the 14th this year in the nation's most active death penalty state, by joining a lawsuit with two other condemned prisoners that challenged Texas prison officials' recent purchase of a new supply of pentobarbital for his scheduled lethal injection.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal minutes before Yowell was taken to the Texas death chamber Wednesday evening. Yowell already was on probation for burglary and drug convictions. He was arrested on federal firearms charges and charged with his parents' slayings after authorities determined his mother had been beaten and strangled and his father was shot. Prosecutors showed John Yowell was killed when he caught his son stealing his wallet. Yowell then attacked his mother, opened a gas valve and fled. The home blew up.
"At some point he's looking his mom in the face, beating her and wrapping a lamp cord around her neck," Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell, who prosecuted the case, recalled Tuesday.
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The poor guy. The court should have extended some mercy, given that he’s an orphan and all...
But he was an orphan! How could they?
Judge Scalia was the one that denied appeal.
I remember when W was guv and TX was fixin’ to execute a murderer from Canada (I believe). I heard Clinton called to ask him to stay the execution and W said if the guy didn’t want the death penalty he shouldn’t have come to TX and murdered its citizens.
Boo-hoo. The poor orphan.
Ya, missed those other posts about that. Well as Ron White sez ......
It only took 15 years.
I am stunned now knowing that the guy at the head of my operating table pumping the pentothal was really just committing cruel and unusual punishment on my patients. The only complaint I ever got was a little nausea, after they woke up. I guess nausea could be construed as being a little uncomfortable.
So my solution would be to not let them wake up.
If they keep making it so hard to get the drug I guess it’s back to the gas chambers.
“I remember when W was guv and TX”
I also remember when some ditz named Carla Faye Tucker was about to face the needle, after bragging during her trail that she “got a nut” as she was killing some guy. She had everybody fooled with her ‘conversion.’ All the usual suspects, plus a few unusual ones (Jerry Falwell) were on W’s case to pardon her.
Do the crime, do the punishment. Of course this was back when W was an actual conservative - before that cesspool called Washington got a hold of him.
As they say... in Texas...
“Some people just need killing”.
How cruel! They should have gone easy on him because he’s an orphan.
Beat me to it.
Arizona also turned off a nasty today. Edward Harold Schad Jr. A smirking monster who had used every opportunity to cheat the hangman.
“Schad was on parole for the accidental 1968 strangulation death of a male sex partner in Utah when he was accused of killing Lorimer “Leroy” Grove, 74. He was arrested in Utah while driving Grove’s Cadillac several weeks after Grove’s body was found on Aug. 9, 1978, south of Prescott. There was a rope knotted around the victim’s neck.
“Authorities say Schad drove Grove’s car across the country, used Grove’s credit cards and forged a check from his bank account.
“Schad was convicted in Grove’s death in 1979 and again in 1985 after the first conviction was thrown out.
“The conviction was upheld by the state Supreme Court in 1989 but since has been tied up in a series of federal court appeals. The U.S. Supreme Court in June lifted a stay put in place by an appeals court, ordering the court to issue the execution authorization.”
Living in Lubbock is a great place. This man deserved everything he got. Tonight. This murder was horrible.
Texas is one of the places I plan to visit when I get my next motorbike. Been through most of the South (lots of friends in Augusta GA) and enjoyed every minute of it.
I trust you realize my post was facetious; I generally don’t support capital punishment but some people do need killin’. There are three people in Canada right now who fit the bill, and one of them died in prison last year.
Drugs bring sadness and death. May we all pray for a moment for these poor souls, and rededicate ourselves to fight Satan in every corner.
This will be a new career for Michael Jackson’s doctor once he gets out of prison.
Seems harsh. By all accounts Tucker’s conversion was authentic and her killing heavily influenced by drugs.
I hope I would have the spirit of forgiveness if she had killed a loved one of mine, knowing that her death would not bring my loved one back. I doubt the world was a better place after Tucker’s execution.
So many inmates find religion. Some are genuine, I’m sure, but it also fills some need to belong and believe in something. There are a lot of Muslim converts in the pen also.
For those who still believe illegal drugs are a “victimless crime”.
"If you kill someone we will kill you back. That's our policy."
Stephen Fry did a series in which he visited every state in the USA. In one Southern state he talked to a parole board, and one of the members (a black woman, incidentally) said “Every single person who comes before us says that he found Jesus, and I didn’t know that He was lost.”
Capital punishment is the State taking a human life, and such an act should be overtly violent: firing squad, electric chair, gallows, etc.
An execution should serve both as a deterrent to violent crime and also as a reminder of the profound and somber act being undertaken by the State, which should never be taken lightly...
And it also needs to be done as soon as possible after the crime, not decades later.
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