DALLAS – A former physician is charged with capital murder in the February death of a woman who left incapacitated in 1988 after being strangled and sexually assaulted in a case that went cold, Dallas prosecutors said.
George Guo, a registered sex offender who has more than ten years in prison, was Wednesday arrested in Houston in connection to the June 1988 attack on Dr. Katherine Bascone, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. The 56-year-old was held Thursday on a $5 million bond in the Dallas County jail.
Bascone affected by a brain injury due to strangulation, making her blind and need lifelong care. She died in February, and a medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.
Authorities say that DNA testing was a part of the investigation, although details about when and how Guo was linked to the case, not to be released. The district attorney’s office said it worked with authorities in Highland Park, the wealthy Dallas enclave where Bascone was attacked three decades ago.
Guo was convicted in 1991 for burglary of a dwelling after breaking into the apartment of a Southern Methodist University student. Authorities broke down the door of the apartment and caught Guo with condoms, a ski mask, military tear gas, and syringes filled with sedatives, according to the officers of justice.
Guo also was sentenced for burglary in a dwelling with intent to commit sexual abuse in 1999, an incident in which he was caught breaking into a girl’s residence, the district attorney’s office said in a statement.
He was sentenced to 14 years in prison, in that case. He was released in 2013.
Online records is not a lawyer that Guo.