A Lubbock man is set to be executed for the murder of his parents 15 years ago. Michael Yowell had his appeal to the US Supreme Court refused and remains on Texas death row, with execution scheduled this Wednesday.
***Update again, his execution was carried out this evening, it's a done deal***
The question was posed today, do you think Marvin Wilson should get an appeal on his execution due to a lower IQ? The state of Texas has scheduled him for lethal injection tonight, but will the Supreme Court intervene? The short answer, is no.
In Texas, the death penalty is practiced. I think it was Ron White that said, "other states are trying to do away with the death penalty, my state is putting in an express lane!" Hey, maybe that joke wasn't so far off actually! As the state is set to execute Marvin Wilson, a man with an IQ of 61 today!