Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Suzanne Basso and the Murder of Louis 'Buddy' Musso

Bibliography

Newspaper Stories

"6 charged in death of mentally impaired man; police say broken ornament led to fatal beating," by Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle, Aug. 28, 1998

"Inquiry grows as beating-death case takes odd twist; suspect was featured in bogus wedding ad," by Ronnie Crocker and Kevin Moran, Houston Chronicle, Aug. 29, 1998

"A Lonely Man's Betrayal and Death," by Matthew Mosk, Bergen (N.J.) Record, Aug. 30, 1998

"Suspect's life packed with eccentricities; Sue Basso, held in killing, has left a long, strange trail," by Ronnie Crocker and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 6, 1998

"Slaying possibly tied to insurance' victim's policy paid off extra if he died from violent crime," by Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 17, 1998

"Prosecutors weigh death penalty in savage beating case," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 10, 1998

"Prosecutor tells of torture, false lure of love," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, April 16, 1999

"Defendant tries to blame mother for his role in man's death," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, April 20, 1999

"Mother, son tried to downplay their roles in torture, killing," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, May 6, 1999

"Mother, son sentenced for murder; jury delivers long terms in torture-slaying case," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, May 11, 1999

"Suspect in fatal torture case puts most of blame on others," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, May 15, 1999

"Dispatcher says slaying suspect wasn't remorseful when confessing," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, June 9, 1999

"Witnesses in Basso murder trial say victim refused offers of help," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Aug. 19, 1999

"Basso admitted role in beatings, jury told," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Aug. 20, 1999

"Victim's handwritten plea for help read to jury in Basso murder trial," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Aug. 25, 1999

"Convicted murderer abuses her kids, preys on weak, jurors told," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Aug. 31, 1999

"Basso weeps at hearing death sentence; daughter cries tears of joy over punishment in mother's plot to kill," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 2, 1999

"Cowboy Boots, a Scarf, and a Fatal Attraction: Cliffside Park Man's Killer Sentenced to Death," by Seamus McGraw, Bergen (N.J.) Record, Sept. 3, 1999

"Childhood of Indignities: Basso's daughter tells of abuse by her mother," by Steve Brewer, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 5, 1999

"Woman pleads guilty, gets 20 years in Musso murder," by Jo Ann Zuniga, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 29, 1999

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