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    Dr. Katherine Bascone (58) died from a brain injury she received during a rape & assault 30 years ago, former doctor George Guo has now been charged with homicide

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    ]George Guo, 56, faces a capital murder charge in the sexual assault and strangulation of Dr. Katherine Bascone, news outlets are reporting.

    Previous cases against Guo, a former doctor, include a burglary of a habitation conviction in 1991 for breaking into the apartment of a 19-year-old SMU student. Police broke down the door and caught Guo beginning to sexually assault the woman, according to the district attorney's office.

    He had a ski mask, mace, screwdrivers, a class cutter, condoms, and syringes filled with "hospital grade" sedatives in his possession, the district attorney's office said.

    In 1999, he was caught breaking into a home in a Houston suburb and later convicted of intent to commit sexual assault of a juvenile girl. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He was released from prison in 2013.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-doct...acked-in-1988/

    The 56-year-old was being held Thursday on a $5 million bond in the Dallas County Jail.

    Bascone suffered a brain injury because of the strangulation, leaving her blind and needing lifetime care. She died in February, and a medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.

    An affidavit shows evidence from the scene and hospital was tested at the time, but it did not lead to the identification of a suspect. After Bascone's death, it was resubmitted and DNA evidence identified Guo as the perpetrator, the document says.
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/06/14/e...n-rape-murder/

    The attack left the 28-year-old unable to control her extremities, confined to bed, in need of rehabilitation and needing lifetime assistive/nursing care. She died earlier this year.

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    jfc her story is fucking tragic

    What's this piece of filth been doing while she suffered for his crimes for the past 30 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    jfc her story is fucking tragic

    What's this piece of filth been doing while she suffered for his crimes for the past 30 years?
    This piece o crap has been committing other crimes. I think he got out of prison for rape in 2013..

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    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/cour...woman-s-death/

    A Tulsa medical examiner laid out his reasons Wednesday for classifying the death of a debilitated 58-year-old woman in 2018 as a homicide, a decision that prompted police to reopen a decades-old North Texas rape case.

    The recent investigation led to a capital murder charge against George Guo, who prosecutors say sexually assaulted Katherine Bascone when she was 28.

    Guo, now 58, is accused of breaking into Bascone’s Highland Park home and raping her in June 1988. The attack left Bascone with traumatic brain injuries that resulted in her losing her eyesight and many muscle and brain functions.

    Bascone could no longer speak, stand, walk or hold up her head after the attack.

    On Wednesday, prosecutors called Jeremy Shelton to the witness stand. Shelton, a forensic pathologist in the Tulsa medical examiner’s office, completed Bascone's autopsy.

    Not every death requires an autopsy, and deaths in hospice care are often from natural causes. Bascone’s case went to the medical examiner’s office for a different reason: Her parents wanted to cremate her, and in Oklahoma that requires a sign-off from the experts saying there are no suspicious circumstances involved.

    Shelton reviewed the case details and immediately noticed Bascone had been violently choked in the past, and that possible complications from that incident might have killed her, he testified. He decided to perform an autopsy because of that.

    Prosecutors showed jurors Shelton’s autopsy report listing numerous issues: dead tissue in the brain, chronic pressure ulcers, Kidney infections and stones, acutely inflamed lungs.

    Shelton determined Bascone's cause of death was complications from a past brain injury that deprived her brain of oxygen. He ruled it a homicide.

    The autopsy’s conclusion initiated a new investigation into Bascone’s case 30 years after the sexual assault.

    But there were problems — the case was so old that Highland Park detectives couldn’t find the case file, and some of the people who’d been involved with the case had died.

    They eventually found a scanned copy of the case file in an online database. Some of its contents had lost their value; a scanned image of fingerprints lifted from the 1988 crime scene could no longer be used to find matches because of its poor quality.

    Detectives also learned that evidence from the case existed at the Dallas County crime lab, a find made more precious by the fact that the Highland Park department’s property room flooded in 1995, damaging the evidence there.

    The crime lab had tested the physical evidence previously and found semen and blood on multiple items, including some taken from Bascone’s sexual assault exam. Back then, a forensic expert testified, DNA testing was not available, however.

    In 2018, the lab ran DNA tests on the items and found a match: Guo, a man already listed as a suspect in Bascone’s file.

    Guo became a suspect in 1990 after he was arrested while trying to assault Kelly Carter, then a 19-year-old Southern Methodist University student, in a manner similar to Bascone's assailant. Carter testified Wednesday, as did two officers involved in her case, and they each pointed out Guo to jurors as the attacker.

    In February 2018, after the medical examiner's report, law enforcement officers arrested Guo on the capital murder charge.

    Guo's attorneys have not yet argued in his defense. Prosecutors are expected to complete presenting their case Thursday.

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    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/cour...s-until-death/

    Near the end of her life, Katherine Bascone's body simply "stopped," one of her caretakers said Tuesday in court.
    "She stopped metabolizing her [feeding] formula," said Michelle Lee, the former nurse manager of an Oklahoma nursing home. "It only got worse."
    During the second day of testimony in a capital murder trial in Dallas County, relatives and medical professionals spoke about Bascone's condition in the days, weeks and years after a brutal 1988 sexual assault in Highland Park.

    A medical examiner ruled her death 30 years after the attack a homicide due to the injuries she had sustained, and prosecutors say that it's enough to secure a murder conviction for 58-year-old George Guo, who has served time for similar cases.

    Bascone suffered severe brain damage after she was raped June 19, 1988, leaving her almost completely immobile. She lost her vision and ability to speak, as well the ability to stand or hold up her head.

    Bascone's father, Anthony Bascone, began to suspect the severity of the damage when he saw his daughter at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Bascone's parents had arrived at her apartment as the 28-year-old was loaded into the ambulance and had no idea how bad her injuries were.

    "What I saw was not very encouraging to me," said Anthony Bascone, who is a radiologist. "She kept mumbling, 'I can't see.'"

    In the days that followed, Katherine Bascone appeared to repeatedly fight something off. One neurologist who treated Bascone said she had hallucinations, believed there was slime on her body and felt like her hands were on fire. Another said she was confused and often combative in the weeks after the attack.

    What makes a murderer? Prosecutors argue rape caused injuries that led to victim's death 30 years later

    "We thought it may have been what her last recollection was before she went unconscious," Dr. Kathy A. Toler testified. "She was agitated, she didn't know what happened to her, so she was fighting."

    At first, Bascone seemed sensitive to light and was able to walk with assistance, Toler said. But her condition steadily deteriorated.

    Lee, a former nurse manager at the Maplewood Care Center in Tulsa, laid out in harrowing detail Bascone's last few years at the center, where she died in February 2018.
    Though she couldn't speak, Bascone became agitated when people touched her, Lee said. It took multiple nurse assistants to bathe her, but daily care for her was impossible at times.

    One of her doctors explained Tuesday how spinal cord or brain damage can result in contractions that freeze muscles. Investigators said Bascone's attacker used a hair dryer cord to choke her until she lost consciousness, depriving her brain of oxygen for so long that she lost much of her brain function.
    https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/ge...30-years-later

    convicted sex offender was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Texas doctor who was left permanently disabled for 30 years from severe brain injuries received during a sexual assault.

    It took the Dallas County jury little more than an hour Monday to convict former doctor George Guo, 58, of capital murder after Katherine Bascone died in 2018 from injuries she sustained in a 1988 attack he perpetrated, The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Guo was automatically sentenced to life in prison since prosecutors had opted not to seek the death penalty in the case.

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