Execution date set for Houston woman on death row

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Suzanne Basso

Suzanne Basso, 59, was convicted for the 1998 offense of kidnapping and beating to death a mentally retarded man in Harris County. (TDCJ)


A Houston woman on death row now has an execution date for the brutal murder of a mentally-impaired man.

Suzanne Basso will be executed February 5, 2014, for the 1998 crime.

Basso lured 59-year-old Louis Musso from New Jersey with promises of marriage and convinced him to make her the beneficiary of his insurance policies.

Prosecutors say Basso lead a group that tortured and killed Musso and left his body in ditch in Jacinto City.

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