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The murder trial for a man suspected of killing his elderly mother in the summer of 2018 began on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Washington County Circuit Court.
Court documents state that Garth Patrick Beams, 52, was arrested after police on July 19, 2022, found 74-year-old Wendy Henson assaulted and gravely injured at the home they shared on Southwest 72nd Avenue in Tualatin.
Henson was transported to OHSU Hospital that night, where she later died from her injuries. Beams has remained in custody ever since.
The case has been held up, among other factors, as a result of determining Beams’s mental fitness to proceed. Beams has been ordered to be evaluated psychologically several times over the past four years.
Following at least two of these evaluations, Beams was turned over to the Oregon State Hospital in September 2019, where he received psychiatric treatment and observation until he could proceed and aid in his defense. He was declared fit to proceed in January.
Earlier this year, Beams waived his right to a jury trial, leaving it up to judge Ricardo Menchaca to decide his guilt following the facts being presented at trial.
He faces charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon. The murder charge is a Measure 11 offense, carrying a life sentence, if convicted.


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