Michael John Yowell was executed by the state of Texas on October 9, 2013.  He was pronounced dead at 7:11 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Michael was 43 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of his father, 55-year-old Johnny Yowell, his mother, 53-year-old Carol Nichols, and his grandmother, 89-year-old Viola Davis.  Michael killed his family in a panic after they caught him stealing money for drugs.


Michael was neglected as a child and had attempted to commit suicide in 1991.  His father was an alcoholic gambler who abused Michael.  Prior to his arrest, Michael worked as a steel fabrication, a cook, and a laborer.  He had previously been arrested for possessing a controlled substance.  Michael was addicted to drugs, which cost him $200 a day.


Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Johnny, Carol, Viola, and Michael.