Suzanne Basso

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Suzanne Margaret "Sue" Basso
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Suzanne Basso, Suzanne Margaret Anne Cassandra Lynne Theresa Marie Veronica Sue Burns-Standlinslowski, Sue Peek, Suzanne O'Malley
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Suzanne Margaret "Sue" Basso (born Suzanne Burns, May 15, 1954 – February 5, 2014) was an American woman who was one of six co-defendants convicted in the August 1998 murder of Louis "Buddy" Musso, a mentally retarded man, who wastortured and murdered for his life insurance money. She was sentenced to death in October 1999. Basso was executed by lethal injection on February 5, 2014. Prior to her execution, Basso had been held at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas, where all of Texas's female death row inmates are incarcerated.

At the time of this crime, Basso lived in Jacinto City, Texas, a Houston suburb.

Basso was executed on February 5, 2014, at the Huntsville Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections. When asked if she had a last statement, she replied to the prison warden, "No, sir." She was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. CST, eleven minutes after a lethal dose of the drug pentobarbital was administered.

Basso was the 14th woman executed in the U.S. since the Supreme Court allowedcapital punishment to resume in 1976.

See also

  • Capital punishment in Texas
  • List of offenders executed in the United States in 2014
  • List of women executed in the United States since 1976
  • Lists of people executed in Texas


Born May 15, 1954 Schenectady, New York

Died February 5, 2014 (aged 59) Huntsville, Texas

Other names  - Suzanne Margaret Anne Cassandra Lynne Theresa Marie Veronica Sue Burns-Standlinslowski, Sue Peek, Suzanne O'Malley

Occupation Apartment complex security guard, seamstress Criminal penalty Death sentence Criminal status Executed at the Huntsville Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections

Spouse(s) James O'Malley (born James David Peek), Carmine Basso (claimed, not legal)


James David "J.D." O'Malley, Jr. (born Harold John Peek on September 1974),

Christianna Hardy (born Mary Anne Margaret Peek on June 1973 in Saratoga, New York)  

Motive Life insurance proceeds Conviction(s)

Capital murder



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