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Man Arrested, Accused Of Stabbing Wife To Death At Lawton Motel

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Herbert Dale Haynes. Herbert Dale Haynes.
LAWTON, Oklahoma -

Lawton police arrest a man accused of stabbing his wife to death inside a motel room.

It happened on Wednesday, January 22 around 9:15 p.m. when officers responded to the stabbing at the Budget Inn located in the 1400 block of N.W. Cache Road in Lawton.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw Herbert Dale Haynes, 51, leaving one of the motel rooms covered in blood. Police took Haynes into custody and search the motel room after obtaining a search warrant.

Inside the motel room, police found Irene Haynes, 48, dead from apparent stab wounds. Officers also found several knives in the room, but at this point can confirm if one of them was the murder weapon.

The victim's body has been taken to the medical examiner's office in Oklahoma City for an autopsy. Haynes is in the Lawton City Jail.

Both the victim and suspect are from Lawton. There was not anyone else in the room that police are aware of, when the incident happened.

This is Lawton's 4th homicide of 2014.

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