A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was scheduled to be executed Wednesday in a rare case of a female death-row inmate.
When capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso showed up for court, there was no certainty which Suzanne Basso would appear. Basso, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of 59-year-old Louis “Buddy” Musso.
Edgar Arias Tamayo was set for lethal injection Wednesday for the January 1994 slaying of a Houston police officer two decades ago.
Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer. Steven Staley was set to die for shooting death of a Fort Worth restaurant manager.
A Texas man who already was a convicted child sex offender has been executed for the beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting at a home in Dallas.
A Texas inmate has been executed for killing a Dallas-area convenience store clerk as part of a shooting spree that he said was in retaliation for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.