Joel Escobedo was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murder of a man during a robbery. According to court documents Joel Escobedo would shoot and kill a man at a bus station. Joel Escobedo would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Joel Escobedo 2022 Information
SID Number: 02784683
TDCJ Number: 00999305
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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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has sent the case of a condemned killer back to his trial court in Houston to examine again claims the convicted man is mentally impaired and ineligible for execution.
A jury in 1999 convicted Joel Escobedo of capital murder for robbing and fatally shooting a 65-year-old man at a Houston bus stop in 1998.
The 50-year-old Joel Escobedo is among more than a dozen inmates who wound up on Texas death row after they were examined by psychologist George Denkowski. He’s been reprimanded by a state medical board for questionable evaluation methods in criminal cases.
The court’s ruling Wednesday allows Escobedo’s trial court to accept the original findings or determine new recommendations to be delivered to the appeals court within 90 days.