In October 1995, the Houston Chronicle published a gaudy paid engagement announcement for one of those snooty, silver-spoon Lone Star brides.
The lucky ladys name was given as Suzanne Margaret Anne Cassandra Lynn Theresa Marie Mary Veronica Sue Burns-Standlinslowski.
The announcement said she was heiress to a
Her equally impressive fiancÚ, Carmine Joseph John Basso, was a Vietnam War hero who had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The announcement continued to describe the exceptional lives of the charmed couple.
Three days later, when the Chronicle hadnt been paid the $1,372 cost of the ad, the paper ran a note that it was "looking into apparently erroneous information" in the announcement.
The betrothed woman with the gilded personal history did not surface again until Buddy Mussos murder.
It turned out that Sue Bassos life was something less than charmed.
She lived in suburban
One inhabitant was her son, James O