Former wrestling star charged with murder of wife found dead in couple’s Oregon home

2 months ago

Portland news, Oregon news.

A former WWE wrestler is behind bars facing murder charges after the body of his wife was found lifeless inside their Portland, Oregon home on February 8.

William Albert Haynes Jr. 70, also known as Billy Jack Haynes, was arrested after his release from the hospital on charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

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  • His 85-year-old wife Janette Becraft was found dead from gunshot wounds inside the Lents neighborhood home following a two-hour-long standoff involving Haynes and SWAT teams.

    “You are now flying with the angels. They are lucky to have such a beautiful soul. Love you, Mom,” the victim’s daughter posted on Facebook.

    Haynes has been at a hospital where he was “treated for a medical condition unrelated to the homicide or his contact with law enforcement.”