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Benoit Murder Details Revealed

6/26/2007 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BenoitTMZ has learned more about the deaths of WWE wrestling superstar Chris Benoit, his wife and son -- and the information is extremely disturbing.

Several Atlanta-based law enforcement sources have told TMZ Benoit may have strangled his wife on Saturday, then smothered his son in his bed a day later. Investigators refuse to officially comment, pending final confirmation by the coroner on the cause and time of the deaths.

One source told TMZ that Benoit was texting friends during Sunday's WWE "Vengeance" Pay-Per-View program -- possibly watching the show with his son, who may have been alive at the time.

According to sources, Benoit then hanged himself Monday in a weight room inside the family home.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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151.

Tila is nasty!!!    

it just goes to show you can have the money and fame and can still messed up in your head. if it was that bad for him he should have sought mental help. I will never understand how people can honestly kill a loved one like your wife or child. people are just messed up in the their minds. Nothng seems to surprise me anymore. Maybe the drugs/steroids he was taking made him go mad.

2487 days ago
152.

jdkelly    

MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU

2487 days ago
153.

jacque assi    

has to be the steroids

2487 days ago
154.

Brian of OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com    

Here's some things you people need to realize:

1) There is still an investigation that is still going on.

2) The live broadcast was canceled and was recorded BEFORE the details were released.

3) Professional Wrestling is not real, they have already told you "do not try this at home" so WWE doesn't have to "dissolve" anything. So stop with shoving politics down our throats.

4) Until we find out exactly what happened then no one can just jump to conclusions like they were trained detectives just because they caught CSI or Law and Order on TV and POOF! That guy's a detective.

Maybe you should stop to think that WWE is just as confused as we all are.

2487 days ago
155.

mom    

ROID RAGE when will these guys STOP with the steroids

2487 days ago
156.

John    

What a sad string of events. I wonder what could have led him to do such a horrific thing. It seems like most who knew him recall him as very kind and loving. He seems to have had no history of spousal abuse. How strange and terrible. My prayers go out to the extended family dealing with this pain.

2487 days ago
157.

ChrisJ    

Steroids gone bad bad bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2487 days ago
158.

Roger    

Sooo ironic 2 wwe deaths
they say he was texting any one could have used his ph. to do it
My thought she was killed then the boy ,he was made to watch then he was killed

2487 days ago
159.

asia    

I am deeply sad about the benoit situation and am tgrying hard to understand why a very good man could do what he did. My prays go out to his family and friends. but, what has pissed me off is that before the details were out everyone was sening prayers and saying what a good man he was now all I hear is scorn and Rot in hell's from people and I don't think that's fair. He was still a great man and exceptional wrestler what he did doesn't take that away from him. But we tend to have higher standards for entertainers. at the end of the day he was human and he still has 2 other chlldren who will possibly read these things and are trying to make sense of this tragedy. instead of bashing him as a person for what he did we should really think of his kids andbe a little nicer in some of the things we post. IMO I just hope that for the people who knew and loved him they get some type of closure ...

2487 days ago
160.

daeja    

HOW DO WE KNOW CHRIS WAS EVEN HOME HE COULDA BEEN ON HIS WAY TO THE AIRPORT FOR HIS MATCH GOT THE CALL FROM NANCY THAT DANIEL WAS SICK SO HE TURNED AROUND FOR [PERSONAL REASONS] GOT HOME FOUND DANIEL DEAD CONFRONTED NANCY THEY FOUGHT HE KILLED HER ACCIDENTLY AND COULDNT LIVE WITH HIS SELF AND TOOK HIS OWN LIFE WE WILL NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH WE ALL KNOW HOW STUPID POLICE ARE HOW MANY OF US ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE POLICE TO SOLVE A MURDER WITHIN YOU FAMILY OR PINNED IT ON THE WRONG PERSON CAUSE REALLY WE ALL KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME

2487 days ago
161.

Mel    

What a cowardly man... Even big brawny Men can be WEAK MINDED!
If you want to take yourself out, do it alone.

2487 days ago
162.

JBrown    

To: Homer30

YOU'RE AN IDIOT!!!

2487 days ago
163.

me    

#74..........READ MY POST AGAIN BECAUSE i HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. IF IN FACT YOU DID MEAN #52 PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THE F**** YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT

2487 days ago
164.

angeleiz13    

"Rest In Peace" "Our hearts are with you" "You will be missed"

Are you freaking kidding me? This bastard KILLED his wife and son!

Get a grip on reality people. Stop hanging on to the t.v character that you loved. This man is nothing but a killer, the sad part is his need to take his family down with him. The world would have been better off if he had just hanged himself first.

2487 days ago
165.

D    

and how would they know if someone didnt kill them and made it look like murder sucide

2487 days ago
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