Tracy Beatty, Texas
Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Tracy Beatty was executed in Texas. His execution was carried out at 6:39 pm local time, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Tracy was 61 years of age. He was convicted of murdering his mother, 62-year-old Carolyn “Callie” Click, on November 25, 2003, in Tyler, Texas. Tracy spent the last 18 years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Tracy did not have an easy childhood, leading to a strained relationship with his mother. He dropped out of school after the 10th grade. Tracy has an extensive criminal history including drug possession, theft, weapons possession, assault against a child, assault against his mother, and assault against a correctional officer, among others. Tracy was also allegedly a member of a prison gang. At the time of his arrest, Tracy was unemployed, working odd jobs for Callie’s neighbor.
Although Tracy Beatty and Callie Click were family, they had a volatile and combative relationship. However, in October of 2003, Callie allowed Beatty to move in with her, despite telling her neighbor that Beatty had assaulted her several times in the past. Callie was excited about Beatty’s arrival, hoping that the two could repair their relationship. The excitement that Callie felt at Beatty’s arrival was short-lived. Before the month was over, Callie had asked Beatty to leave. She asked him to leave again on November 25, 2003.
That evening, between 5:00 and 5:30 pm, Beatty arrived at the home of his cousin, Stacey Killough, driving Callie’s vehicle. According to Stacey, that was unusual because Callie was “very protective” of her vehicle, never letting anyone else drive it. Beatty also smelled strongly of alcohol. When Stacey inquired as to the whereabouts of Callie, Beatty claimed that she was out of town with friends for a few weeks.
Beatty left Stacey’s home after a few minutes, going to Callie’s neighbor’s home for dinner and remaining there until late that evening. The following day, Beatty informed the neighbor that Callie was out of town with a male friend for several days.
Beatty created several stories regarding his mother’s death. First, he told police that Callie’s boyfriend killed her and that he killed the boyfriend, dumping his body in a lake and burying his mother in the backyard. He later told the police that he had come home drunk and choked her when she started complaining. Beatty claimed he did not realize she was dead until the following day. Beatty has told several different stories to friends and family members.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Callie Click. Pray for strength for the family of Tracy.
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