'I don't know if she's going to live': 911 call reveals man's chilling confession after 'clobbering' disabled mom to death
TUALATIN, OREGON: In July 2018, Tualatin police were horrified to receive a shocking 911 phone call where Garth Patrick Beams, an Oregon resident confessed he had beaten up his mother, Wendy Henson to death by using a baseball bat. On Friday, August 26, Beams is declared to be guilty of second-degree murder by the court after four years.
As per the court document, Beams was the subject of a conservatorship under his mother since he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1995. The two lived together and Henson managed his social security.
'Sprawled out on the floor': Frank Fritz's pal made FRANTIC 911 call before he suffered stroke
PRIMATE SUSPECT: Cops shocked after catching MONKEY behind 911 call from California zoo
According to The Sun, as times passed by the tension between the mother-son duo increased. This was due to Henson, who worked as a screenwriter and college instructor, requiring more care due to her old age issues. During the call in July 2018, Beams told the police that he had "clobbered" his mother with a baseball bat inside their shared home. It was shocking that Beams kept talking on the phone for about 15 minutes complaining about Henson though she suffered fatal injuries from the physical abuse.
He said to the dispatcher who came in to aid the mother, "I don't know if she's going to live, but I am not really concerned about her medical care." Though police took her to the hospital, she succumbed to the heavy wounds in her head. During the hearing, Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel in court stated, "This was a cruel, unprovoked attack on a disabled, elderly woman, he did it out of frustration. He did it out of rage. He killed her. Brutally, intentionally, eternally." Later, Beams underwent a psychiatric evaluation in 2020 and it was determined he was mentally fit to stand trial.
The killer's brother Michael Beams, who also lives in the home said in the court, "Garth's crime shattered what was left of our family." Further, he added, "There are only broken pieces to pick up. I feel stuck in a boxing match, fighting bitterness and outrage." Further, he said, “In addition to dealing with the grief, moving out of the house was economically implausible for me. In a nasty twist of fate, every day, to this day, I have to walk past the location where [my brother] felled mom". The Washington County court found Beams guilty of second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible for parole after 25 years.