Man On Trial, Accused Of Killing His Mother

The trial began today for a Smith County man accused of killing his mother and burying her body in their backyard.

Tracy Lane Beatty, 43, is charged with capital murder. He allegedly stole his mother's, Carolyn Click's, car, and charged up her credit cards.

Click, 62 at the time, lived with Beatty in Whitehouse. Investigators found her body buried in her backyard last December, partially covered with nylon.

If found guilty, Beatty could face the death penalty.

Julie Tam, reporting.