TEXAS (USA): MAN EXECUTED FOR 1998 KILLING
May 12, 2010: The state of Texas executed by lethal injection a 41-year-old man convicted in a killing spree in which his female accomplices lured men for sex before robbing and beating them, authorities said.
Kevin Varga was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. local time (2219 GMT), seven minutes after receiving the lethal dose, the Texas corrections department said.
Varga's male accomplice, Billy Galloway, is also set to be executed this week.
The two men accompanied by two 17-year-old girls left South Dakota for Mexico with the intention of "rolling" male victims to finance their trip, according to authorities.
The females met David Logie, a 37-year-old serviceman, in a bar in Greenville, Texas, where they lured him to a deserted area of town for sex, according to court documents.
Varga and Galloway were waiting, and beat the man to death with a hammer and tree limb.
The group had previously carried out a similar scheme, killing David McCoy, 48, and stealing his car in Kansas, according to officials.
Varga has been on death row since 2000, having failed in appeals for commutation of his sentence.
Varga was the eighth person executed in Texas in 2010, the most active US state in capital punishment.
The two females were sentenced to prison terms in the case. (Sources: Afp, 12/05/2010)