Woman Found Stabbed to Death at Lawton Motel


Lawton Police say they are learning more about what happened leading up to a man allegedly stabbing his wife to death.

Herbert Dale Haynes, 56, is set to be charged with first degree murder.

Police say they found him with blood on his hands and clothing exiting a motel room Wednesday night.

It happened at the budget inn in the 1400 block of North West Cache Road.

Police say others in the motel heard Haynes and his wife, Irene Haynes, 48, arguing inside their room.

After the argument, they say Irene made a phone call to have someone pick her up, but they didn't have a car.

Later Irene's daughter called her, who told police her mom said she was walking to her.

Police say two minutes after, the daughter got a call from Herbert, telling her her mom was dead, though police say that was just after he made a 911 call asking for help for his wife.

The victim's body has been transported to Oklahoma City for an autopsy.

The case remains under investigation.


Police say a woman is found stabbed to death at a Lawton motel. 

It happened Wednesday night at the Budget Inn in the 1400 block of North West Cache Road.

Police say when officers arrived, they noticed 51-year-old Herbert Dale Haynes leaving a room with blood on his hands and clothing. Officers checked the room and found his wife, 48-year-old Irene Haynes unresponsive with stab wounds. 

Police say they also found several knives in the room, however, at this time they cannot say which was the murder weapon

Right now, detectives are talking with witnesses and processing the motel room for evidence.

Herbert Haynes is currently in the Lawton City Jail.

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