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Pro-Wrestling Veteran Billy Jack Haynes Arrested After Standoff with Police

After A standoff with the police, the former pro-wrestler Billy Jack Haynes has been arrested for the murder of his wife.

Haynes Has Been Taken Into Custody For The Alleged Murder of His Wife

Tragedy has struck the world of professional wrestling. After a tense standoff with the police, the veteran wrestler Billy Jack Haynes was taken into custody for the suspected murder of his wife.

Pro-Wrestler Arrested 

From an article from Wrestling Headlines, the former professional wrestler Billy Jack Haynes has been arrested and taken into custody by law enforcement. William Albert Haynes III, aged 70, had a two-hour standoff with the police. A tactical team and crisis negotiators appeared on the scene while residents were asked to shelter in place. The standoff took place at 6000 SE 100th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. After being arrested, Haynes was taken in for questioning and will most likely be tried for homicide. At the time of writing, the WWE has yet to make an official statement on this tragedy.

Why Was Haynes Arrested?

Haynes was arrested for the suspected murder of his wife, Janette Becraft, aged 85. During the morning of February 8, authorities were notified of gunshots being heard coming from the residence.

After A standoff with the police, the former pro-wrestler Billy Jack Haynes has been arrested for the murder of his wife.
Billy Jack Haynes. Image courtesy of the World Wrestling Federation

According to the police report, Becraft died via a gunshot wound. According to a neighbor, she suffered from dementia and was being taken care of. Additionally, he said, “It’s a tragedy all around. Finally, being able to process the severity of the proximity of how close we were in nature.” Further details leading up to the crime will likely come forward as authorities investigate the story.

Who Was Billy Jack Haynes?

Before being arrested, Billy Jack Haynes served as a veteran wrestler with a long career. Starting in 1982 while training under legend Stu Hart, his career would last for several decades. Beginning with the stage name “Billy Jack,” he would compete in various championships across the state of Florida before rising up. During the 90’s, he would join the World Wrestling Federation and compete against other big names, including Macho Man Randy Savage. Later on, he would be hospitalized for various medical issues and file multiple lawsuits against the WWE for the mistreatment of its fighters. 

After A standoff with the police, the former pro-wrestler Billy Jack Haynes has been arrested for the murder of his wife.
Billy Jack Haynes. Image courtesy of the World Wrestling Federation and PBS

“Billy Jack Haynes on Iron Mike Sharpe Fight” (2019) Official Hannibal TV Video

Source: Dead Talk Live

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