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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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61.

KS    

This tragedy is sad beyond belief. It is easy for everyone to give their opinion on this story, but no body knows what was so bad to make Chris think that this was his only option. We all have problems, and just because someone is rich, and famous does not make everything OK all the time. None of us can judge Chris. It's very, very sad, and all we know is was is being reported in the media. May he and his family rest in peace.

2588 days ago
62.

Jon Bodack    

Chris Benoit should RIH for what he did to his wife and son!

2587 days ago
63.

Another Bites The Dust    

BENOIT ROT IN HELL

2587 days ago
64.

Starlitkate    

Heather-obivously you didn't know about his past. His wife has been living in fear of this guy for a while now. She has even took restraining orders against him for protection of her and their minor child. She even came close to divorcing him once. He has always been a violent man.
But the whole world knew nothing of this. I'm sure WWE did know as well about the steroid use. Same case with Steve Austin and his ex. He was beating her and taking steroids and WWE turned the other way. At least Austin's wife was smart and got out.

2585 days ago
65.

cat man    

328 mabey you should watch a little ball of some sort and stay the hell away from wrestling for a while you do not sound like you got it together very well taking up for a killer.

2584 days ago
66.

Ahmed Abd Rapo    

Chris Benoit was a great wrestler and very polite and respected human being...I always liked him as a person as much as a great wrestler..
i knew that he had a bad thing when i was watching tv waiting for his match with CM Punk but he didn't show up...after few days i knew about his death.

I wonder what kind of reason that stressed such a polite calm guy like him to do these actions then to kill himself...i'm almost sure that it was a one time snap cause of a big women fight with his wife who wanted to leave him for the last few years.
I'm not sorry for saying that..but the first time i saw his wife around the ring watching him fighting...i said out loud that this woman is very loud for Chris Benoit...not his type at all.
The time proved that i was right.

Of course i'm so sad about his little kid...but in such a weird crazy moment who knows what Chris had in his mind...i think he thought in this disturbing moment that it's better and safer for his son to not be in this world alone so it's better for him to be in the sky with him and mum and god.
Even in his last moment he didn't forget to send apologizing sms to his friends about his match..then some other sms's to tell about the dogs...etc
Then we can't forget that he left the bible beside his wife and kid.
Strange sad story but i almost can see that Chris was a victim himself as much as his kid and his wife.
God bless his soul and forgive him for what he did thinking it's the good thing to do.

2584 days ago
67.

chris benoit    

yep, such a sad story...

2583 days ago
68.

Cam    

Listen here, let it be known that Chris Benoit was screened for banned drugs prior to Wrestlemania 23 and tested negative. I am alarmed at the arrogance of those who call wrestling 'make-believe' and assume that all wrestlers are 'steroid users'. Yes, Chris Benoit is a murderer, but WWE and all fans of the 'Rabid Wolverine' Chris Benoit chose to pay tribute to the 22years of amazing technical wrestling he gave to the business. He always did what he loved, wrestled. He is an inspiration to athletes worldwide and should be remembered for his abilities as one of, if not the best technical wrestler the business has ever seen. Don't criticise wrestling, it's not as easy as it looks, its entertainment people, get over it, the majority of programmes on tv are not real!R.I.P Chris Benoit, Nancy Benoit and Daniel Benoit. Remember, we are all capable of killing, you just have to find the button to push us.

2581 days ago
69.

giveherabreak    

#332, you have got to be kidding. You obviously don't have children of your own or you would know that short of the third reich coming through your town there's no way a parent can kill their own child to protect them. I know nothing of the man or the sport but I do know that there were other alternatives available to him than slaughtering his family

2580 days ago
70.

Rabble Rouser    

the reporter states "Benoit was posssibly watching the show with his son, who may have been alive at the time". No kidding. If his son was watching the show it is a pretty good guess that he was ALIVE! I cannot stand reporters who write the over obvious to make their story longer.

2580 days ago
71.

cajun queen    

The fighters need to be tested the day of the match. The Feelgood Drs should go down for manslaughter.Look what happened to Anna Nicole Smith and her son. These kind of quacks get away with murder.,by prescribing excessive amounts of dangerous addictive drugs.Check out this blog The Effexor Activist.org. you would not take another drug. BIG PHARMA and the Quacks are making billions. We live in a age of addictions.When is this going to stop???????.

2576 days ago
72.

Abby    

how very sad...~shakes my head~

2594 days ago
73.

Glisten Garbor    

How very disgusting! RIH Benoit!!

2594 days ago
74.

Trucker Lemonade    

Not that disturbing. Did you hear Paris got out? YAAAAY!!

2594 days ago
75.

Mel8ssa    

How terrible

2594 days ago
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