Ex-WWE Star Billy Jack Haynes Arrested After Wife’s Fatal Shooting

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Former WWE star Billy Jack Haynes has been named as the man arrested following a fatal shooting at his home in Portland, Oregon.

KOIN reported that a man had been arrested following a fatal shooting that led to a shelter in place order being imposed on the Lents neigbourhood. The incident happened on the morning of February 8th with the shooting believed to have happened at 9:52 am. A man – not named in the initial report – was said to have been uncooperative with police officers and refused to exit the house for several hours.

The man was then detained after leaving the premises and that is when a woman was found dead inside the property.

Jim Valley of the Wrestling Observer was the one who named former WWE star Billy Jack Haynes as the suspect in the case. 85-year-old Janette Becraft has now been named as the victim.

Haynes’ neighbour Steve Odry spoke to KOIN, noting that he would talk to Haynes about his days in the ring:

He was telling me all kinds of stories about old wrestling and I told him how I used to go watch him.

I decided to go for a walk when I saw all the cops down by my house. And I just then noticed all the blocks taped off and I just came down here.

Another neighbour Brelynn Matthieu told reporters that the incident was a huge tragedy:

It’s just a huge tragedy. I was pretty decently close to both of them and loved them very much. It’s a really sad day, all around.

Who Is Ex-WWE Star Billy Jack Haynes?

Billy Jack Haynes is best known for his time in WWE where he competed between 1986 and 1988. Haynes’ biggest match in the company came at WrestleMania 3 where his feud with Hercules came to a head.

Hayes spent time in New Japan Pro Wrestling in the late eighties before going on to have a short career in WCW in 1991 as Black Blood. His in-ring career came to an end in 1995 following a spell in the USWA in Memphis.

The late Lanny Poffo previously told a story of Billy Jack Haynes being part of an infamous backstage fight in WWE.