Beets reported that her husband was missing on August 6, 1983 from their home in Henderson County, Texas.Her son, Robert Branson, would later testify that Beets had said that she intended to kill her husband and told her son to leave the house.On returning two hours later to the house, he found Jimmy Don Beets dead with two gunshot wounds.
Read "Karla Faye Tucker: Texas' Controversial Murderess" by Joseph Geringer, Judy Buenoano in Florida on March 30, 1998 - Buenoano executed for the 1971 murder of her husband James Goodyear.
As well, she was convicted of multiple counts of grand theft (for insurance fraud), and is thought to have committed multiple acts of arson (again, for purposes of insurance fraud).
Read "Florida's Black Widow Executed" by Betty Lou Beets in Texas on February 24, 2000 - She was convicted of shooting her fifth husband Jimmy Don Beets.
Facts and Figures Background State Breakdown of Death Sentences for Females Current Female Death Row Inmates List of Females Executed from 1900-Present Articles and Resources News and Developments - Current Year News and Developments - Previous Years 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2003 - 2004 In general, both the death sentencing rate and the death row population remain very small for women in comparison to that for men.
Actual execution of female offenders is quite rare, with only 571 documented instances as of 12/31/2012, beginning with the first in 1632.
These executions constitute about 2.9% of the total of confirmed executions in the United States since 1608.Sixteen female offenders have been executed since 1976.They are: 's death was arsenic poisoning and Velma was arrested and charged with his murder.At the trial, her defense pleaded insanity but this was not accepted and she was convicted. Velma appeared cold and uncaring on the stand and gave the District Attorney a round of applause when he made his closing speech.See "Velma Barfield" by Denise Noe, Karla Faye Tucker in Texas on February 3, 1998 - When she was 13, she began traveling with the Allman Brothers Band.In her early 20's she started to hang out with bikers and on June 13, 1983 she entered the home of another biker with Danny Garrett and James Leibrant to steal a motorcycle. and international news because she had become a born-again Christian while in prison and George W.