Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

Court refsues to halt Texas woman's execution
(02-05 11:41)

A federal appeals court has refused to halt this week's scheduled execution in Texas of a woman condemned for the torture slaying of a mentally impaired man.
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals late Tuesday rejected an appeal from 59-year-old Suzanne Basso. She's set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the 1998 killing of Louis "Buddy'' Musso.
Basso's attorney contends she's mentally incompetent because she suffers from delusions. The attorney says the Texas law covering mental competency is unconstitutionally flawed.
The execution of a woman in the US is rare. Basso would be only the 14th in modern times.
Basso still could appeal to the US Supreme Court. --AP
   
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