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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: WWE and Canadian Wrestler Chris Benoit, family found dead Reply with quote

The WWE has just released that Chris Benoit, his wife and son were found dead in their Atlanta home today. No word as to yet on how they died.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

double murder suicide according to this mornings paper. No guns involved. I hate to say it, but who will be advocating banning what based on this tragedy? Just a guy with problems who took his family down with him. He had money, fame, a family, but I guess it was not enough. Not really any more to be said.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200.....r_BxNH2ocA

Benoit strangled wife, smothered son By GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son and placed a Bible next to their bodies before hanging himself with the pulley of a weightlifting machine, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigators found prescription anabolic steroids in the house and want to know whether the muscle man was unhinged by the drugs, which can cause paranoia, depression and explosive outbursts known as "roid rage."

Authorities offered no motive for the killings, which were spread out over a weekend, and would not discuss Benoit's motive or state of mind. No suicide note was found.

"I'm baffled about why anybody would kill a 7-year-old," District Attorney Scott Ballard said. "I don't think we'll ever be able wrap our head around that."

Benoit, a Montreal native whose nickname was "The Canadian Crippler," was one of the stars of the WWE wrestling circuit and was known for his wholesome family man image. His wife, Nancy, was a wrestling stage manager who worked under the name "Woman." They met and fell in love when their wrestling story lines intertwined.

When he won the world heavyweight championship, Benoit (pronounced ben-WAH) hoisted the belt over his head and invited his wife and child into the ring to celebrate.

Nevertheless, Nancy Benoit filed for a divorce in 2003, saying the couple's three-year marriage was irrevocably broken and alleging "cruel treatment."

She later dropped the complaint, as well as a request for a restraining order in which she charged that the 5-foot-10, 220-pound Benoit had threatened her and had broken furniture in their home.

In the divorce filing, she said Benoit made more than $500,000 a year as a professional wrestler and asked for permanent custody of Daniel and child support. In his response, Benoit sought joint custody.

The bodies were found Monday afternoon in three rooms of the house, off a gravel road.

Benoit's wife, 43, was killed Friday in an upstairs family room, her feet and wrists were bound and there was blood under her head, indicating a possible struggle, Ballard said.

The son, Daniel, was probably killed late Saturday or early Sunday, the body found in his bed, Ballard said.

Benoit, 40, apparently killed himself several hours and as long as a day later, Ballard said. His body was found in a downstairs weight room, his body found hanging from the pulley of a piece of exercise equipment.

The prosecutor said he found it "bizarre" that the WWE wrestling star spread out the killings over a weekend and appeared to remain in the house for up to a day with the bodies.

Toxicology test results may not be available for weeks or even months, he said. As for whether steroids played a role in the crime, he said: "We don't know yet. That's one of the things we'll be looking at."

Neighbors said the Benoits led a low-key lifestyle.

"We would see Chris walking in his yard from time to time. He wasn't rude, but he wasn't really outwardly warm," said Alaina Jones, who lives across the street.

Jimmy Baswell, who was Benoit's driver for more than five years, placed a white wreath at the Benoits' gate. "They always seemed like they were the happiest people," he said.

World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that it asked authorities to check on Benoit and his family after being alerted by friends who received "several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning."

The WWE, based in Stamford, Conn., said authorities asked that it not release further information on the deaths.

"WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the company said in a statement on its Web site.

"He was like a family member to me, and everyone in my family is taking it real hard," said fellow Canadian Bret Hart, a five-time champion with the World Wrestling Federation. The federation has since changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment.

Benoit had maintained a home in Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling. The Fayette County Tax Assessors Office lists the value of the house, on more than 8.5 acres, at nearly $900,000.

The WWE canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.

Benoit had two other children from a prior relationship.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Chris Benoit murdered his wife & nine year old child then his memory must not be honoured, he is an embaressement to Canada & all Canadians abroad. WWE should disqualify Benoit from the Wrestling Hall of Fame & apologize to the victims family for honouring him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
double murder suicide according to this mornings paper. No guns involved. I hate to say it, but who will be advocating banning what based on this tragedy? Just a guy with problems who took his family down with him. He had money, fame, a family, but I guess it was not enough. Not really any more to be said.

That's just it, because Beniot had fame, & money we are going to get alot of apologists for his crime. Murder no matter the status can never be justified, too many of these people get a slap on the wrist. So if ******** came to your door & shot your wife & child, it was caught on tape & left you alive as a witness & he didn't receive a sentence citing not enough proof or he is too nice to send to prison would you be defending him? If Benoit was not famous & just an ordinary guy everyone would be screaming rot in hell freak, even if this guy had just some problems.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is he an embarrassment to Canada? He was just a private citizen. How is he an embarrassment to all Canadians? He was acting on his own, I had no say in anything he did. As I said, just a guy with problems who took his family down with him. Sounds like there were warning signs, the wife tried to leave once before. Too bad she did not.

There is no one left to punish here, so I don't see why you are getting all worked up. The death of a celebrity is always news.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
No guns involved. I hate to say it, but who will be advocating banning what based on this tragedy?


Oh let it go! Geez. A 7 year old killed his 8 year old cousin with a gun today.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
Oh let it go! Geez. A 7 year old killed his 8 year old cousin with a gun today.


Kids :roll: tell them to shoot the mother in law and they hit their cousin. That's why automatic weapons are so much better. You can take out a whole room full of poeple...

On the wrestlers tragedy, I can only pray for the family. I have seen people do some crazy stuff on 'roids though, and that industry is full of them, along with base ball, football, etc. Sad.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

such a strange, tragic story...
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