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12/30/03 - Smith County

East Texas Man Charged with Capital Murder In Death of Mother

A Smith County man accused of killing his mother and burying her body in their backyard, is charged today with capital murder. Forty-two-year-old Tracy Beatty is now in the Smith County Jail on 1 million dollars bond. A preliminary autopsy says, his mother, 62-year-old Carolyn Click was found strangled and partially covered with nylon, buried behind her home in Whitehouse. Investigators say Beatty sold Click's car to a resident in Flint and admitted to using his mother's credit cards and depleting all her assets. Beatty also faces theft and felony firearms charges.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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