Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.


No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23


theflash, I feel that murdering your child trumps anything he *ever* gave to the sport of wrestling. JMO.

2678 days ago


To flash219:
Wrong. According to the very earliest news reports, the WWE officials were asked to not reveal any of what they were privvy to by investigators. I don't care what he did for the sport as it is so overshadowed by what he did to his family it's hardly worth mentioning. You need to wake up and smell the coffee

2678 days ago

WWE fan    

First of all, right now there are only speculations. If it is confirmed, then it's an unbelievably tragic event. As for the talk about steroids. . . there were drugs in the house, some of which were anabolic steroids. Steroids DO NOT make you kill your wife and your 7 year old son!!!! There's obviously more to the story, and perhaps other drugs that made him do this, if he in fact did it. And if so, he was very sick, and it will destroy his legacy, but it was not due to steroid use. I just feel horrible for everyone associated with this tragedy.

2678 days ago


To Rock:
Well I was going to suggest a lobotomy for you, but then I asked myself "Is it possible that you have already had one?

2678 days ago


It is hard to imagine the way the events have unfolded. Yesterday watching the tribute it never even crossed my mind that the killings could be at the hands of such a famous person, a role model to so many. The Superstars who spoke were sincere and their words so heart felt. So many looked up to this man, so many said what a kind hearted, family orientated, and all around great guy Chris was, did anybody see this coming? The lives of superstars always seem so surreal, so wonderful. Then you find out the real details, his wife wanted a divorce, even stated physical abuse and she has also obtained an order of protection…the warning signs were there. It goes to show you that money can not buy you happiness, any soul can be tormented. A twisted mind can fall upon anybody, no matter how many are watching. Now what? I find it hard in my own mind to believe these events. Keep waiting to hear this is not what happened, that there was indeed a burglar, that this maliuos act was at the hands of some low-life…but the reality is that this is true. How do you explain this to the kids that look up to these people? How do you tell them somebody you have cheered for week after week, victory after victory was able to murder his own family and himself? The fact of the matter is that this stuff happens daily, and hardly a thought is given to it, you hear stuff like this on the news every night and pay it no mind. It takes somebody famous for the world to listen, hopefully the world will listen. Maybe what Chris did will stick in your mind, and next time when a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or even a casual acquaintance gives you an s sign of abuse, no matter how small, you will hear it and act upon it. You could save a life.

2678 days ago

e. cole    

Like alot of people I am in disblief, being a wrestling fan since I was little, even though i really have not watched much over the last few years, Benoit was always a favorite.
After reading a few comments. I would just like to say, that even though it points in the direction of Benoit, nothing has been proven yet, so lets not condem a man that can no longer defend himself. Cause even though it sounds very much like he did do it, there are somethings that seem very much out of place(like no suicide note, the bibles) cause someone in such a rage would not get that specific. I am just saying let the guy be innocent until proven guilty. If guilty() the only one who knows for sure is god)I am sure chris is paying for it now. If it does come down to he did it , He went from a favorite , to a complete piece of s---!!! CAUSE NO WOMAN & LEAST OF ALL A SMALL CHILD DESERVE THIS Cause they could not defend themselves. If innocent then alot of people will need to apologize for jump tthe gun in pointing the finger. E.C

2678 days ago


To Dawn:
Well said. We only care about these events when someone famous is involved. A little indication of just how shallow so many of us are.

2678 days ago



1570 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23

Around The Web