By Execution Watch
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Suzanne Basso is confined to a wheelchair. On Wednesday, Texas plans to kill her as one of six people convicted in the slaying of a man some 15 years ago. If the state follows through with its plan, Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
SUZANNE BASSO, convicted along with five others in the 1998 beating death of a developmentally disabled man near Houston. A federal judge joined Texas’ top criminal court Monday in refusing to stop the execution, rejecting evidence that the 59-year-old, wheelchair-bound woman suffers from mental incompetence that would make her execution unconstitutional. Basso would be the 14th woman executed in the United States and the 5th in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 allowed capital punishment to resume.
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Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, www.abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.
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PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.