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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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If in fact this is all true and he commited this horrendous crime....there could very well be more than just ...."he was depressed,he snapped".....I know most of this is absolutely only make believe wrestling but in reality accidents happen. How many times has he gotten hit in the fists,floors etc....the human body can only take so much. He couldve had serious brain damage from his career. What I'm trying to say is that until they come back with a real and true reason for this we need to reserve judgement.

2676 days ago


Wow some of you people need to grow up a bit. First off, its a tragedy. No matter what the reasons, its very tragic.

It may have been steroids, but I think to jump to that conclusion is stupid.

Think about it rationally. The guy let management know he had an emergency and went home. First off, if it was a roid rage, wouldn't he have just up and left? Same if it was drugs, he would have been like others who have just disappeared and died.

The most logical scenario is the one where it said that his wife contacted him with a family emergency and he went home. To me it seems like, at this point, the kid might have already been dead, but she didn't tell him. He came home, found out that she had killed the kid and snapped. That doesn't require roids, that can happen to anybody (yes anybody, don't kid yourself). After he snapped out of the rage, realized what had happened, then he killed himself. It's easy to say oh he killed her, then the kid, then himself, which may be true but what was the reason the wife contacted him to come home, what emergency, and why would that have triggered the events? Is is possible that she was cheating on him? Is it possible that the child wasn't his and he finally found out? Who knows, I don't but neither do the people who get on here and act like fools.

Judge not lest you be judged.

None of us know the full story, the facts and to be honest, are we going to know the full story when the police release more information or are they going to do what a lot of you are doing, assume they know and piece the story together with what they 'think happened' without worrying about really happened.

End of the day, 3 people are dead, lots of people had their lives affected and its horrible.

2676 days ago


This is a tragic event. Obviously Beniot was going through something that made him snap. I dont think the RIH is necessary however. We need to remember that these people had lives outside of WWE and who are we to completely judge them without knowing the whole story. There is a great deal of information that we as fans do not know and may never know. Right now we need to rally around the family and support them in their time of grief. My prayers go out the the entire Beniot family and WWE.

By the way, it is ridiculous how much media coverage Paris Hilton is recieving....3 people died....who cares that she served her minute sentence of 23 days. Our society has its priorties in the wrong places.

2676 days ago


Sooooo...... how's this going to effect Vince's death storyline? It was already in bad taste.... now its just ridiculous. People were bitching hardcore because of the disrespect it showed towards real wrestling deaths. Last nights program was supposed to be Vince's memorial service. Then it was a tribute to this alleged murderer. WWE is digging itself a mighty big hole.....

2676 days ago


This is another chapter of evil in our society. My heart goes out to the families that are left here after that tragedy. My husband and son watch wrestling every week. My son was very upset when he learned that Benoit was dead. But, I have now explained to him that supposedly he murdered his wife and son and not to look up to such a person who would do something so evil.

2676 days ago


Oh my another clebrity going off the deep end his web sites and any thing connected to him in any way should be imediately dropped by any wrestling federation know to man kind how disgraceful for the heartless act committed and May the families not reap any rewards for books and stories about to surface end the story now and may he enjoy hell

2676 days ago

WWE is for idiots    

The spelling on these posts shows what kind of brain surgeons watch this stuff.

2676 days ago


Gee to many different stories i just heard it happened from a Gas Problem in the house and that TMZ is not always correct.

2676 days ago



Your post shows just how immature you really are. Everyone in this country has the right to free speech thus the right to their own opinions. Don't come on here bashing someone because of their opinions. If the guy believes murder is murder, thats his opinion and he is entitled to it. There is no reason to bash and disrespect the dude. Grow up.

2676 days ago


To who ever said they had removed chris benoit from wwe websit look again fool

2676 days ago


This is just my speculation but from reading this it looks like he killed his wife after snapping on her in a fit of rage as he had done before. And made the decision much later to kill his son and himself probably realizing his life was over anyway. Either way, the fact that he made that decision to kill his own son is one of the most horrific things imaginable especially after hanging with him for about a day after Nancy was dead. Just tragic beyond comprehension.

2676 days ago


WWE is for idiots: Go to your medicine cabinet and take out all the pill bottles and do the world a great big favor by swallowing every single one of them and wash them down with toilet water ASSHOLE.

2676 days ago


Way to many different ideas of what really happened .
Last night they said it was something to do with the Gas in their house.
AND SAID SOMETHING ABOUT TMZ telling the wrong story saying they are not right about alot of their stories.
I Don't know.

2676 days ago


How about this theory chris found his wife strangling the boy and killed her then just lost it then so soon we disect the scenerios to fast let the experts decide the fate of this tragic event everyone has an opinion and this is mine

2676 days ago

WWE is for idiots    

Wow, Jadey. Thanks for making my point...idiot.

2676 days ago
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