Woman On Texas Death Row Loses Appeal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Suzanne Basso, one of 10 women on death row in Texas.

The 56-year-old Basso was condemned for the beating death a dozen years ago of Louis Musso, a mentally impaired man in Harris County.

The high court Monday refused to review her case. She does not have an execution date.

Evidence showed Basso promised to marry the 59-year-old Musso
and had him make her the beneficiary of insurance policies.

Prosecutors accused her of being the ringleader of a group of six who fatally beat him in a series of tortures in the Houston suburb of Jacinto City. The tortures included bathing him in a solution of bleach and pine cleaner and scrubbing him with a wire brush.

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