Psycho For Love: John Francis Hayes killed his wife, Fran Hayes, with a baseball bat

remembering the victimsFrom John Francis Hayes’ appeal: In summary, all the evidence offered at the trial tends to show the following:  On 11 July 1994, the defendant, approximately sixty years old, occupied a home with his wife, Mrs. Hayes.   That afternoon, in the garage of their home, the defendant informed Mrs. Hayes that he planned to seek a divorce from Mrs. Hayes.   She flew into a rage and threw a hammer at the defendant which struck him on the leg.   Mrs. Hayes then picked up a baseball bat, threatening to kill the defendant, and started swinging it at the defendant.   The defendant wrestled the bat away from her, as she kicked him, and the defendant struck Mrs. Hayes, with the baseball bat, in her head, neck, torso, and legs, causing her death.

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INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN F HAYES
Offender Number: 0555199
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 05/13/1934
Age: 82

Most Recent Incarceration Summary
Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 11/26/1996
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 11/27/1996
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 3
Next Custody Review: 01/01/2007
Current Location: MECKLENBURG COUNTY
Previous Location: CHARLOTTE CC
Last Movement : TERMINATED PAROLE
Last Movement Date: 03/21/2010

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  1. John Francis Hayes was released from prison after serving 10 years and died a few years later according to tv series “Behind Mansion Walls: The Price of Love.” The son has also since died. (http://www.city-data.com/forum/charlotte/2594870-i-am-homicide-3.html)

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    • That sounds odd. 10 years of a life sentence and then parole? In North Carolina? Money can open some doors, so maybe he did get out. Disappointing if true.

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