Lawton Police arrest man covered in blood for motel murder after wife’s body found in room

Lawton motel murder

LAWTON, Okla. – Lawton Police are investigating their fourth murder of the year and of the week Thursday.

Investigators said they found a man covered in blood leaving a motel room at the Budget Inn at about 9 p.m.

Officers arrested Herbert Dale Haynes and found the body of his wife, 48-year-old Irene Haynes, stabbed to death in the room.

Police said they are talking to witnesses to find out more.

Haynes’ body is now with the medical examiner to confirm how she died.