Harvey Earvin Texas Death Row

Harvey Earvin

Harvey Earvin was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a robbery and murder committed in 1976. According to court documents Harvey Earvin would rob a gas station where he would shoot and kill the clerk. Harvey Earvin would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Harvey Earvin has been on death row for over 44 years

Harvey Earvin 2022 Information

SID Number:    02181781

TDCJ Number:    00000577


Race:    B

Gender:    M

Age:    63

Maximum Sentence Date:    DEATH ROW       

Current Facility:    POLUNSKY

Projected Release Date:    DEATH ROW

Parole Eligibility Date:    DEATH ROW

Inmate Visitation Eligible:    YES

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A jury convicted Harvey Earvin of capital murder on August 25, 1977, and sentenced him to death. After exhausting his appeals in the state court, he petitioned the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for a writ of habeas corpus which was denied on September 3, 1987. He then appealed to this Court. On appeal, he claims that he was denied effective assistance of counsel during the punishment stage of his trial. Upon a review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the district court’s denial of the writ of habeas corpus.

The body of Ertis Brock was discovered on the evening of December 7, 1976. He had been shot once in the chest with a shotgun. Within days, Harvey Earvin, along with two others, was arrested in connection with the murder. Harvey Earvin subsequently made a written confession, stating that he shot Brock while attempting to rob him.


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hortly before dark on December 7, 1976, appellant and his girl friend, 15-year-old Feleca Farrell, went to the rear of a filling station on Raguet Street in Lufkin for the purpose of robbing the attendant of the cash he had collected during the day. Appellant had used cosmetic makeup in painting a mustache on his face and was wearing an Afro-type wig. He was carrying a single-barrel twenty-gauge shotgun.

As he and his companion approached the filling station from the rear, they observed the deceased, Ertis Brock, going toward his car parked nearby carrying a bank bag and some papers. Appellant got very close to him and told Brock to “Hold it, mother fucker”, at which time, according to Farrell, the deceased reached into his back pocket, whereupon appellant shot him in the chest. Appellant and Farrell then ran from the scene, neither taking the money, and appellant dropped the gun some distance from the scene of the murder.

Both parties were apprehended within a few days and each confessed to the details of the crime, and appellant’s confession comes to us without challenge. The State made out its case by the testimony of Farrell and Bill Mickens with whom appellant had planned the robbery several days earlier. Mickens drove appellant and Farrell from the Congo Club to a point near the filling station where Brock was killed. Appellant did not testify nor did he offer any evidence in his own behalf upon the guilt-innocence stage of the trial.1


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