Retired wrestling star Billy Jack Haynes is in trouble with the law as reports indicate he’s been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his wife Janette Becraft in their Oregon home last Thursday.
According to reports;
Police responded to reports of gunfire in the Portland neighborhood of Lents around 10 a.m. on Feb. 8 and learned that Haynes, 70, was inside the residence and refusing to come out.
With the help of SWAT teams, Haynes was taken into custody without incident after a two-hour standoff.
Police found his wife, Janette Becraft, 85, dead inside the home.
“He is in police custody at a local hospital while he is being treated for a medical condition unrelated to the homicide or his contact with law enforcement,” police said after the arrest.
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“Once he is released from the hospital, which may be days from now, he is expected to be booked into jail. Haynes’ charges will be released once he is booked.”
A long time friend and neighbor said the couple was a fixture in the local community, with Haynes often regaling local wrestling fans with war stories from his glory days.
“It’s just a huge tragedy,” Brelynn Matthieu told KOIN. “I was pretty decently close to both of them and loved them very much. It’s a really sad day, all around.”
The report states that Billy Jack Haynes is expected to charged with murder.
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