*UPDATE* Justice was served.
*Thuggette: Suzanne Margaret Basso (44 at time of murder)
*Date of Execution: February 5, 2014
*Date of Crime: August 25, 1998
*Victim: Louis “Buddy” Musso (age 59)
*Last Meal: Last meal requests no longer allowed.
*Final Words: “No, sir.”
Looking at this woman’s history and deeds, her dysfunctional nature can be directly attributed to her family life growing up in New York. I was reminded by her of something Tiberius once said about Caligula(and we all know how screwed up he was):
…to allow Gaius(Caligula) to live would prove the ruin of himself and of all men, and that he was rearing a viper for the Roman people and a Phaethon for the world.
For the citizens of Texas, this murderous woman will no longer be able to harm anyone else after Wednesday the fifth of February.
Basso’s role as kidnapper and ring leader of torture to death of a gentle, mentally challenged Louis Musso for financial gain was as brutal and sick a crime as any rational person could imagine.
In the days leading up to his death, Musso suffered tremendous abuse at the hands of the appellant and her five co-defendants. The appellant would take Musso to the apartment of co-defendants Bernice Ahrens, Craig and Hope Ahrens (Bernice’s son and daughter), and Terence Singleton (Hope’s fiancé), where Musso was forced to remain seated or in a kneeling position on a plastic mat in the hallway for hours. Whenever Musso attempted to get off the mat, O’Malley would beat or kick him. O’Malley, Singleton, Bernice, and Craig beat Musso, and O’Malley, while wearing combat boots, kicked him repeatedly. The appellant beat Musso with a baseball bat on the buttocks, back, and groin area, and both she and Hope struck him with a belt and buckle. After hearing that Musso had been “misbehaving” while she was away from the apartment, the appellant, who weighed over 300 pounds, repeatedly jumped on top of Musso while he was on his hands and knees, causing him to fall flat on the ground. At one point, Musso requested that someone there call an ambulance. Even though Hope, as she later admitted, recognized the extent of Musso’s injuries, he received no medical attention. Someone (the evidence suggests either O’Malley or Singleton and Craig) bathed Musso in a solution of bleach and Pine-Sol cleaning fluid, using a wire brush on his body. Apparently, his killers were giving Musso this kind of “bath” when he died.
Basso has tried nearly every trick in the book to avoid her just execution, but they have all failed, even her attempt to appear delusional when her competency hearing was held.
The harm this woman has caused so many, including to her own children, will end next week. Justice has taken far too long for this creature.