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Offline Atomic Cow

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Texas Executes Houston Woman for 1998 Torture Killing
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:48:41 PM »
HOUSTON -- A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage has been put to death in a rare execution of a female prisoner.

 Suzanne Basso on Wednesday evening became only the 14th woman executed in the U.S. since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed capital punishment to resume. Almost 1,400 men have been put to death during that time.

The 59-year-old Basso was sentenced to die for the 1998 slaying of 59-year-old Louis "Buddy" Musso. His battered and lacerated body was found in a ditch outside Houston.

Prosecutors said Basso, a New York native, had made herself the beneficiary of Musso's insurance policies and took over his Social Security benefits after luring him from New Jersey.

15years is far longer than it should have to put her down.  There was never any doubt as to her guilt.  Justice delayed is justice denied.
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Re: Texas Executes Houston Woman for 1998 Torture Killing
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 08:33:31 PM »

She had it coming!
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Re: Texas Executes Houston Woman for 1998 Torture Killing
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 09:35:21 PM »
Son of my gun!  A successful lethal injection without any undue gasping, burning sensations or other problems...

Just goes to show that the Republic of Texas knows how to take care of bidnez...despite the ongoing attempts at "Blueing" Texas....

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Re: Texas Executes Houston Woman for 1998 Torture Killing
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 09:58:06 PM »

She had it coming!

Yes.   She did.

But not fifteen years after the fact.

The intended impact it was meant to have on society evolves into something else entirely.

Now, it's a "red" State killing an old woman who lived on death row for a crime she probably would never think of committing.

In some Asian countries, the prisoner is not told when they're coming to kill you.  It may take a day....a week...a year...ten years....but it could happen right in the middle of a bowl of cornflakes.

Now, THAT'S a death penalty!   :patriot:
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