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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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smilesarefree    

And Stone Cold said: "I Love You" to this sick animal last night.

2622 days ago
167.

tbhell    

very very sad. they knew about it and did nothing at all

2622 days ago
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Patty    

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

Posted at 12:39PM on Jun 26th 2007 by dina



I was thinking the same thing. Didn't the wife's ex have it out for Chris?! this whole thing is one messed up tragedy. I hope the real answers come out not the answers from "unofficial sources:"

2622 days ago
169.

daeja    

I AGREE 95 I JUST HPOE HIS KIDS ARENT READING ALL THIS JUNK

2622 days ago
170.

Jay    

Such a tragedy. :( My condolences to the families of the victims.

2622 days ago
171.

carol    

The steroids must have kicked in. Pity about the little boy -

2622 days ago
172.

GS    

Already the WWE website is starting to alienate itself with Benoit by removing his bio, merchandise, etc. and replacing them with other WWE-related content.

#27: The tribute show was done before new details emerged and now WWE is planning to do generic shows for the week that will not be dedicated to Benoit or reference McMahon's storylined death.

2622 days ago
173.

mary    

it's kind of creepy..

2622 days ago
174.

?    

this is so awful news i would never understand how someone could take the life of someone else way the lord have mercy on his soul

2622 days ago
175.

Petite    

MY THEORY:

HE KILLED HIS WIFE (MAYBE BY ACCIDENT) AND REALIZED THAT HE JUST RUINED HIS SON'S LIFE, SO HE KILLED HIM TOO, 'FOR HIS OWN GOOD'.

Bastard- RIH!

2622 days ago
176.

Georgia Girl    

He should have done the suicide first and then the murder.

2622 days ago
177.

Jeff_Eagles    

As if this situation isn't disgusting enough, there are now people all over eb@y selling Chris Benoit merchandise at ridiculous rates (take a look at the price of a Chris Benoit autographed 8x10 compared to any other current wrestler). I'm not sure which group are bigger scumbags, the people selling the memorabilia of this piece of $hit murderer or those who actually want to own it.

2622 days ago
178.

Kayla    

RIP Benoit family.
You had and still have your fans chris.
respect.
god bless.

2622 days ago
179.

joseph    

tradgedy, simply put. what drives a person to do this? who knows. it is possible that steroids are a factor, but not a certainty. yes, i agree that someone at wwe should have noticed something, and i wonder if they have a person on staff that deals with 'wrestler' issues, personal or otherwise. if not, they should now. or is mcmahon treating them as 'independent contractors' for payroll and liability issues, i don't know. wwe was probably pre-mature doing the tribute last night, before all the facts came out, BUT i think they had the best intentions at heart, and they 'threw it together' very quickly.These steroids, if a factor in this case, are bad news, and should be further restricted, or possibly banned. The whole thing sucks.

2622 days ago
180.

smilesarefree    

#95 - This is wishful thinkful when 99% of all murder suicides in the family are done by a family member. Throw in the roid history and the massive ego of this man, and you get a pretty clear picture of what occurred.

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