Logan Indicted on Capital Murder Charge - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/7/06

Logan Indicted on Capital Murder Charge

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff

The case work in a double homicide case can now begin for Lubbock prosecutors and a defense attorney.

Late Tuesday afternoon, a Lubbock grand jury indicted 19-year-old Steven Tyler Logan, otherwise known as Tyler, on one count of capital murder. Logan is the man accused of strangling his mother and grandmother on January 27th. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel spoke with both attorneys in this case who say the turn-around from charges to the indictment was a quick one.

Logan's attorney, Pat Metze, found out his client had been indicted while watching NewsChannel 11 at Six, but it wasn't a surprise. Metze was expecting the action after he filed an "examining trial" earlier today.

"It's a tragedy regardless of the outcome of the trial and the criminal justice system. This is a tragedy. You have a son accused of killing his mother and grandmother. I can't think of much worse circumstances than that," said District Attorney Matt Powell.

It has been less than two weeks since the victims, 52-year-old Vicki Logan and 73-year-old Wanda Faye Turner, were found strangled in the garage of Turner's home. It's because of the little time that has passed that made Logan's indictment a surprise to many, including Logan's attorney. But it's a move that the district attorneys office said had to happen fast.

"We didn't want to have a mini trial. Witnesses have to be called, family called up, it's not appropriate at this time. That's what a grand jury is for, to find probable cause," said Powell.

But for now, probable cause is all the grand jury needed to indict Tyler Logan on one count of capital murder. Powell says it's capital murder because 2 people were killed in the same crime. If found guilty, Logan could face the death penalty or life in prison.

Pat Metze, Logan's attorney, tells us now that Logan has been indicted, he will be able to have access to the evidence against his client, and begin planning his defense. There is no word when the trial will begin. Until then, the indictment will keep Tyler in jail. His bond was set at $1 million.

1/31/06
19-Year-Old Charged With Murder of Mother and Grandmother
Nineteen-year-old Steven Tyler Logan is now charged with capital murder in the deaths of his mother and grandmother. The bodies of 52-year-old Vicki Logan and 73-year-old Wanda Faye Turner were found Friday in the 2700 block of 80th Street.

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