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Wrestler Billy Jack Haynes allegedly shot and killed his wife

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to KOIN TV, former professional wrestler William Albert Haynes II has been arrested. He was known as Billy Jack Haynes in the ring.

He allegedly killed his wife on Thursday in Portland, Oregon. Janette Becraft, 85, was found dead inside the residence following a lengthy standoff.

Handcuffs (Photo by Pixabay)

KOIN TV has reported that Haynes II was not cooperative with the authorities. He eventually came out of the house after a two-hour standoff.

Due to his age, 70, if convicted of murder or a serious charge, he could be spending the rest of his life in jail.
The justice system is a lengthy one and Haynes may not go to trial for this crime for at least a year or longer.

Haynes was trained by Stu Hart, the legendary wrestling trainer. He was also trained by Bruce & Keith Hart.

He had competed in professional wrestling from 1982 through 1995. Haynes was a singles and tag team wrestler. He also served as a wrestling promoter.

In his in-ring career, he was also known as Billy Jack, Billy Haynes, and Black Blood.

His last match, according to, Haynes defeated Tracy Smothers at an USWA event at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee on October 23rd, 1995. says that he won nearly 700 fights in his career.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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