OT Former Professional Wrestler Billy Jack Haynes Suspected in Murder of His Wife

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    The former professional wrestler William Albert “Billy Jack” Haynes was arrested on suspicion of murder Feb. 9, after an hourslong standoff with police in the Lents neighborhood. This afternoon, police announced that he is suspected of killing his wife, Janette Becraft.

    Haynes, 70, grew up in Portland and made a name for himself in national wrestling circles the mid-1980s, wrestling in the World Wrestling Federation and notably, in Westlemania III. After Haynes’ career faded, he returned to Portland and opened a gym and a regional wrestling promotion.

    He retired from the ring in the early 1990s and hung around Portland, a hulking figure slowed by chronic knee injuries and, he would later allege in an unsuccessful lawsuit against the WWF, head injuries from repeated blows in the ring.

    Portland police sent a crisis negotiation and a tactical team to Southeast 100th Avenue on Friday morning, locking down the neighborhood after the report of a shooting. The man inside the home eventually surrendered to police. That man, who police now say is Haynes, is in police custody at a local hospital. Police say he’ll be booked in jail and formally charged in the coming days.

    https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2...-jack-haynes-suspected-in-murder-of-his-wife/
     
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    I vaguely remember him in my youth. The whole story is weird. His wife was 15 years his senior. They lived in Lents. Just strange on all angles.
     
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    Sounds like he has CTE.
     
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    Yikes. Yeah I think he was trying to sue the WWE
     
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