KETR Local
9:21 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Varga executed for 1998 slaying in Hunt County


Huntsville – Texas has executed a South Dakota parolee convicted of helping to rob and fatally beat an Army officer 12 years ago in Greenville.

Forty-one-year-old Kevin Varga was given lethal injection Wednesday night. The victim, David Logie, was in the area on business at the time.

A Texas Prison System spokesperson says Varga used his last statement to apologize to the Logies' family.

"He said I know I took someone very precious from you; myself and Mr. Galloway. Please forgive me."

His former cellmate, Billy Galloway, is set to die Thursday for the same crime. He'll become the ninth inmate in Texas put to death this year.

Two women also involved in the crime received prison time.