Death Row Inmate Michael Wayne Howell Dies In Prison In Nashville

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Michael Wayne Howell
Michael Wayne Howell

Death row inmate Michael Wayne Howell was pronounced dead of natural causes on Wednesday at 10:08 a.m. at the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility in Nashville.  

Howell, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder and grand larceny in Shelby County. He was sentenced to death on Oct. 26, 1989, for the 1987 murder of Alvin Kennedy, a Memphis convenience store clerk. 

Howell was also convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in Oklahoma for the Nov. 2, 1987, shooting death of Sgt. Charlene Calhoun. 


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