Murder, Mystery and Makeup Monday - Did She kill her husband? GRWM & Lets Discuss | Bailey Sarian
Hi guys how are you today my name is Bailey Syrian, and today. It's. Monday which, means murder, mystery, and makeup Monday, let. Me get comfortable I need a better chair so if you're new here every Monday I've been talking about a crime, story that's caught my attention and I, sit here I get, ready I do my makeup and I just tell this crime story this is my third episode for, the most part I appreciate your guys's feedback on this little series, I got going so far plus I get like really into, crime stories and I just don't have anyone to talk to about them so I feel like this is my place to like vent about it talk about it get, off my chest and see what you guys think as well so I appreciate your guys you guys when you comments tough and give feedback just, like I'm in a little group discussion, finally, people who get it just. A little disclaimer, today's, crime. Story does. Contain, some domestic, violence, some of you were saying if it, does to, add a disclaimer pretty, much so, another disclaimer we are going to talk about murder, so people. Dying and. This. Week I thought I should even it out and talk about a girl, who, killed okay. Which mind you it's so much easier to find a man who kills versus, a girl I don't, know ladies you're, really letting me down out there so I asked, snapchat, earlier, today like I originally. Had a story I want to talk about and but, it was another dude and I was like dude I need to find a girl who kills, who. Are some lady, killers, out there I should talk about cuz I was just like I don't know it's the same Jodi. Arias what's. Her name that I'm drawing a blank on that the movie monster, was about it, was just kind of the same name set I'm familiar with the stories Casey Anthony was another big one I'm really familiar with those stories but I want to find stories that I haven't heard of. On. Snapchat hey, hey Irene, I'm assuming Irene is her name hey Irene she reached out to me and said that, I should look, up Tracy rody I haven't heard of this name and I was like okay let me look her up and see what she's all about so, here I am because, I once, again got, heavily involved tracy, rody let's. Get, into it because the ending of this story is. So. Tracy rody met, Scott, when, they were teenagers, they, dated in high school and, became highschool, sweetheart. And at that time they, lived in Iowa. So they had been together for, a very long time the couple married in 1990. A few years after, Tracy, had graduated, high school Scott. Ended up putting himself through college to, become an engineer and Tracy went to college to become a nurse, specializing. In childbirth. And delivery, care over. The years the couple ended up having, three sons. And, based, off photos, of the couple and just the family in general it seems like typical, happy family, all that stuff that usually isn't true Tracy, had, said, that there was a, different, side to Scott, he, was very, controlling and, very jealous. She said it was slowly, destroying. Their marriage, that he was constantly, accusing. Her of having affairs, that she wasn't, having so when she was at home Scott, would come into the, room where she was at and would, ask her like why, she was washing her hands she, must be having an affair because she's washing her hands it was constant, there was a family, friend who, were close to Scott, and Tracy. And this family friend had known them for a long time and she said that Scott. Was possessive. Controlling he. Felt like he owned her he, would, accuse, Tracy, of, sleeping, with different doctors and having affairs with these different doctors that she worked with and her friend knew that Tracy, wasn't, having an affair there's no way in an interview, at Tracy goes on to tell about this. One, night when she had, to stay late at work because. She. Was delivering a baby or something and she. Ended up getting home at like midnight and, when she got home Scott, and her kids weren't, home and she, was freaking out trying.
To Call them she called, the, emergency, room because she thought something. Had happened to them she hears the garage door open, in comes Scott and Scott just goes off on her accusing. Her of having, an affair like that's why she was late Scott started, yelling at Tracy calling her a tramp and a whore I'm assuming, this was like in front of her kids too and Scott. Said that he went looking for her that night to show the kids what a tramp and a whore their mother was that, kind of gives to you an. Idea of their. Relationship, I guess so. In an interview, they asked Tracy okay Walden why did you which I hate this question you know when you're. In a very bad, relationship they. Always ask why did you stay, why did you stay that was so bad and Tracy. Said that she, stayed because she loved him he was the father of her babies, she said that they had just as many good times as they did bad times and to her it was worth working, out and honestly like she, didn't say this this is just my, opinion, sometimes, I was just easier to stay he's like sad as that is so, throughout the years, Scott, moved, the family five. Times in 13, years and, the reason he moved so much was to really like he, would get really jealous and, accused, Tracy of infidelity. To get her away from whomever. She was having an affair with and then eventually they ended up in Texas. In 2003. Tracy was far, from, her friends, and from her family, so she felt really secluded, or she didn't have anybody so, he got her all to himself but, once I got to Texas, Tracy ended up meeting somebody at her workplace this. Time it was for reals, his name, was, Shawn, Michaels, and he, worked as a unit, secretary in, the. Same hospital. That Tracy worked at and Tracy said, he. Would kind of flirt with her here, and there and she, always told him she always told Shawn that she was married, and Shawn would say that he was just kidding he was just messing around I guess he just kept doing it kept flirting with her and then one afternoon, Tracy. And Shawn decided. To meet in a parking lot, she said that they just stood there they were talking, hanging. Out it, was nothing romantic and. Then when she went to go say goodbye, Shawn. Leaned in and gave her a kiss. Uh-huh. Okay, this eyeliner is making, my eyelids stick together so. Shawn, and Tracy. Ended, up kissing in, the parking, lot Tracy, stands by the fact that she did not have an affair when she was married but I don't think Tracy knows, that, like having, an emotional. Affair, I believe, counts. An affair it sounded like she, emotionally. Was falling, for this guy and kissing. In the parking lot like no it's not the same thing as having sex. But, in, all the interviews she says I did not have an affair I did not have it fair but I think like emotionally. She she, was into this Shawn guy she's, allowed to think that's fine whatever, anyways moving on so one week later after the the parking lot kiss scott, confronts, tracy in the bathroom, and accuses. Her of having. An affair like he does i guess every, other night, or whatever and tracy says like in the heat of the moment she just blurts out that yes, she was having affair and she was, falling in love with this guy Shawn I mean finally she had the answer he wanted to hear right she, said for the first time in her life there was somebody and, it wasn't about sex, it was Shawn wanted, her and cared about her and she just had somebody to talk to I guess that night when Tracy, said, that Scott, just looked at her and said you, have no idea what.
You've Done October. 15th 2003. Police were called to the home of Scott and Tracy inside. The couple's home lay Scott with a gunshot wound, to the head, Tracy, said in an interview that, that morning she woke up really. Early like for some blue morning, and she went for her morning walk she, came home she took a shower or she she started, a shower I don't know if she took the shower and then she heard a moaning sound it was then she discovered. Her husband, in bed, and. He was shocked Tracy said that she moved the pillow back and I saw blood in his eyes were, swollen and, I touched his face and said, Scott can you hear me by mid-afternoon it. Was clear that Scott, was brain dead and, then he soon passed away within, hours from, the 9-1-1 phone call one of the detectives changed, his mind essentially, he, said, that, it seemed like it was an attempted suicide at first but, upon looking onto it a little bit deeper it shifted, to a possible, homicide the, detective, said that there, were all the. Ingredients, of a classic, murder, plot. There, was a love interest. Jealousy. A pretty, young wife who, was behaving, suspiciously. That's. What he said the detective said, that she was a nurse, she gave no first aid to her husband whatsoever, and the reason she says she didn't she didn't give any first aid was, because she was in shock well what could she have done I don't know Tracy says, that he was still breathing so he couldn't, give him CPR and, that, the only thing she could really do was wait for an ambulance to come but the detective, said she's, a nurse you know she could have gave some kind of first aid I don't know maybe covered, the hole which he, was bleeding from me but, despite, the shock that Tracy, was in she, still, ended, up calling into work told her work that she wasn't gonna be coming in that day and that they needed to find someone to replace her shift and detectives, thought that was weird like if you're in shock, why would you call your work and tell them that you're not coming in so they thought that was a little suspicious. Dude. The darkness things slowly police and everyone we're out her house right Tracy decides, to go and wash, her hands detectives. Thought that was weird, why is she washing, her hands is she trying to wash off the gunshot, residue Tracy's, defense was that she. Could smell blood on her hands because, she did touch her husband she, just wanted to get her hands clean Tracy said that she went over to the sink she washed her hands, she just ran hot water over her hands and she, stood there and just cried, but the detectives, think, suspicious. So while doing some investigating. That's when detectives. Learned, that Scott, had hired a divorce. Attorney just. One day before the shooting, Scott took Tracy, to. The, divorce. Attorney's. Office, to have a meeting and then that's when investigators decided. To interview. The divorce, attorney. So that's where they found out that Scott had, this, plan, he. Was going to take full custody of the kids and Tracy. Would have liberal. Visitation. And if she chose to fight that they would use Shawn against. Her the guy that she was like not having affair with in order to win full custody, so obviously, Tracy, is shocked, she doesn't wanna lose her kids she, was very, upset because Scott, never told her that he was going to do this and she, came back and said, she didn't care if they used Shawn against, her because she was gonna fight no matter what to get full custody of these children, she said that she loved her children and. That, she was a good mother and all this wasn't fair, Tracy then told Scott that they needed to go home and discuss this before moving forward pretty much the divorce attorney said, that Tracy was obviously. Very upset and that she stormed, out of the office oh my gosh no, I. Just dropped my microphone, in foundation, so. When they got home they both agreed that they didn't want to put their kids through an ugly custody battle, later that night Scott, his, mood had changed apparently, and Scott. Flew, into rage, so Scott went and grabbed a baseball bat, he kept asking Tracy, where, does Shawn live because, he was gonna bash his head in with the baseball, bat and he kept screaming, at Tracy, tell me where he lives and Tracy, kept telling him that she doesn't know where he lives she's never gone to his house before and then that's when Scott got physical, with Tracy so he grabs her by the throat puts his fists up to her told, her, that he was gonna knock the, out of her so once that was over Tracy, goes into the bedroom she, grabs a, suitcase.
She Starts packing and, she, was just gonna stay in a hotel Scott. Started crying and begging her not to go and he, convinced, her to like stay he. Said, come lay down with me I'm sorry and, just come like snuggle with me pretty much after. That altercation, everything. Was fine and then, the next morning, Scott, was found dead by a parent suicide. The detectives, spent the next two years trying. To find a physical evidence, to link Tracy, to, this murder suicide, sorry, investigators. Kept digging until, they found a break something. That had been staring, them in the face all, along. On August. 11th, 2005, Tracy, was, arrested, for Scott's murder. You. See the gun and where it was found would become one of the biggest disputes. In this, case, Tracy, said the gun was in his hand and somewhere on the. Bed and she stood by this story, for like her story never changed it, was very consistent, with her story one of the prosecutors, said, that the pillow was used in to muffle the sound that, Traci used the pillow to prevent any back, spatter, from coming, back and getting on her hands or the weapon and she also used the pillow to disassociate, herself. From, her, husband so. Prosecutors. Believed, ooh. That's. What happened because if Scott killed himself when would he have time to put the pillow over his face what, they were they believe there was a forensic, blood stain expert, who pored over police. Photos taken at the scene and he reported. Saying that he took one look at the gun and knew in his mind that it was not a suicide, when sergeant. Pablo, Flores, one, of the first officers on the scene he removed the gun and he said when he removed, the gun they handled the gun was resting, on his left hand and the barrel on his, right he also said that there was no blood on Scotts hands and the gun did not come in contact with, any blood on the bed and yet there was blood around, the handle, and a thick glob in the actual gun itself also there was no blood on Scotts hands but for my understanding if, you shoot yourself I mean I think you know there should be a blood, on your hands, and one, of the crime-scene photos there's a stain in the carpet of blood. And the, theory is that the gun was lying in the pool of blood next to the bed so there was just randomly like a pool, of blood on the carpet, they think that, the gun was originally on the floor and then it was moved to Scotts hands they believed, that Tracy, put the gun to his head, with the pillow covering, it she, shoots, the gun when, she did she dropped the gun landed. On the floor and then she waited for her husband to die but then she, realized that, she made a big mistake and, then, she, picks the gun off of the floor and then she placed it in Scotts hand in an interview, Tracy, says that they were just trying to make her out to be a murderer that the gun was never on the floor and she was not lying for years. After Scott's death Tracy, went on trial her relationship, with Shawn was, the, center, of the prosecution's. Case, because. They see this you know as a motive, pretty much so, they ended up calling Shawn, the side boo to, the stand. No audio recording, was allowed during the try but he did it knowledge the mutual, attraction but, he said over and over again that they did not have a sexual. Relationship, but, Tracy. Up ten. Days after Scott. Died Shawn, and Tracy, checked, into the Red Roof Inn aka. A motel. Tracy says that they did not meet at the hotel to have sex they, met to talk apparently. They had met at like a pancake house before, going. To the hotel and Tracy. Said she felt really uncomfortable because there. Were a bunch of police officers, around and she, felt like she was just being watched so they decided to leave and go to a motel just, to talk she said she insisted, that they were not there to have sex but, things. Did, end up going further that night and I guess they did have a sexual relationship, don't, go to a hotel, to talk nobody, goes to a hotel to talk because, if you just want to talk you could do that for free in the parking lot or like on the phone I don't know there's, so many other places to talk ten days after he died they did that which did not look good she, says, that she, is fully aware, it didn't look good but she, just needed somebody, who understood. To. Talk to Shawn, and Tracy. Their relationship, ended up lasting, two years so, it lasted for a while after, the prosecution, showed. That, the gun and the gun holster. Fit perfectly, into that stain that was on the carpet after two days of deliberation. We finally, had a verdict, the jury found, Tracy.
Guilty. Of murdering, her husband, they think okay she had a motive Scott, was gonna take away the kids she, was also having like this emotional. Affair, with Shawn. And the only way she was gonna get that is if she got rid of Scott. Okay, but look listen, she was found guilty right but here's the kicker so in Texas, the defense has. The option of letting the jurors decide the punishment as, well, as the FIR dict so, they go back to the courtroom for, the second phase of the testimony, this time Tracy, took the stand told, the jurors that she did not kill her husband, and that she did not agree with their verdict, also her two older, boys took, the stand and they told the jurors that they loved their father and, their mother and that. The mom didn't do it she needed to be with the kids pretty, much beg that you to let her, be with them because they needed her they already lost their dad to a suicide, and they need their mother and it was reported, that that really, tugged at the hearts of the jurors because these, kids are so innocent so young and they just aw I just really, got to them so that was kind of I don't wanna say it was smart but it kind of was so then the jury went back to deliberate, as far as the sentencing, goes so, what is she gonna get life. A couple years was what and then two days later the, jurors finally, made their decision, and girl, was it no decision. I had to finish my lips completely, before telling you the results okay hmm I'm ready I'm ready to tell you so, Tracy got ten years. Probation. Probation. Tracy. Got zero. Prison. Time, she. Did spend three days in jail to, give, her some kind of credit and she was also fined $10,000. So, she was, punished, hard probation, means that she cannot, leave the, county and she, has an 8 p.m. curfew, her. Nursing, license, was, also revoked and she, lost her job and she stands by the fact that she did not kill, her husband, and to. This day she is just she's, out she's free. Okay. Look my final thoughts on this to, reading the, different interviews. And stuff that evident, the evidence I think she. Did it there was a good motive I thought that was weird was like there was no blood, on his hands, or the gun the whole thing, just seemed kind, of weird I mean did she go on a run that morning, there was no nobody like saw her run I think there was a lot of people who are torn on on if she did it or if she didn't do it when you read about the story all signs, are like yes she. Did it and then when you watch interviews, with her you almost are like no no she. Didn't do it and that's the story, of Tracy. Rody and, I believe she's still currently in Texas she, still has her son's and she. Got she, got off pretty easy, and let's, be honest here if that was a man pretty, much anyone, other than a pretty. White woman they probably would be in jail right now come, on let's all let's have a moment of honesty here so I guess moral, of the story is, if you're going to kill somebody do, it in Texas because they have that law a jury, can decide, your sentence, it's just a little confusing to me how the jury found her guilty but, then they only gave her ten years probation I don't know the whole thing is freaking. Weird right, and that is the story, ten. Years probation. So. Let, me know what you think down below do you think she did it I would love to hear what you think about this case and just. Your thoughts I hope you have a good day today you make good choices please. Be safe out there take care of yourself, okay don't kill anybody today, anyways I would be see you guys later bye.