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Down the Wishing Well

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After Jimmy Don Beets’ fishing boat was found abandoned in Lake Athens, Texas, the locals speculated that he had accidentally drowned. But two years later, his body was found buried in a wishing well on his own property. And, shockingly, another missing man was discovered entombed on the same property. These two men had one thing in common—Betty Lou Beets.

Join us at the quiet end for Down the Wishing Well. The story of the life of Betty Lou Beets has a continuous thread of hardship and dysfunction running through it that most of us cannot imagine.  But does a difficult past excuse dishonest, cruel, and violent behavior? Even Betty’s children, who survived years with her, would be shocked by her hard-heartedness.

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Application for Reprieve from Execution of Death Sentence and Commutation of Sentence to Imprisonment for Life, State of Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Betty Lou Beets Applicant,

Beets v State, Betty Lou BEETS, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee, Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, En Banc. 11/12/1987

Buried Memories by Irene Pence

Texas Executes Betty Lou Beets,, 2/24/2000

Jul 10 2023
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