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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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Dr. Dave from Toronto, Canada    

He should have killed himself first before taking someon else's life.... he is an idiot. thank God he cannot hurt anyone else.

2573 days ago
92.

Hank    

Very sad story. it's too bad. But there is one lesson to be learned: Don't do steroids, kids! The vanity ain't worth the insanity!

2573 days ago
93.

Ursula71    

Very sad...although after his hiatus and his return to the ring, it seemed that he phoned in his matches. He wasn't the same.

2573 days ago
94.

Bubbles    

I was a big fan of his for many years. After reading all this, I can only shake my head in dismay. I hope his wife and son rest in peace with each other in heaven. As for him, I just don't know. I'm still shocked and angry that he would do this to his wife and innocent son.

2573 days ago
95.

Get a Grip    

The whole wrestling industry that this demon functions in is tragic. Absolute steroid meltdown. That little boy is better off dead than with a "father" like this guy. Evil...absolute Evil.

2573 days ago
96.

dude    

gel #9 Well said That poor little boy.

2573 days ago
97.

Sally    

Disturbing...but it must have been drug-induced. no one in their "right" mind would do something like that.

2573 days ago
98.

sslah    

I hope that the WWE WILL NOT LET A KILLER IN THEIR HALL OF FAME.I hope that they tell the true story to the fans that this thing was nothing but a COLD BLOODED KILLER NOT A SUPERSTAR.I hope you rot in hell.

HH

2573 days ago
99.

Cecilia    

He may have done this, he may have done that.....well, the police are refusing to OFFICIALLY comment, which means that they only have that theory as well.........

2573 days ago
100.

Inspector Gadget    

ROID RAGE ???

2573 days ago
101.

Just Thinking    

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.

1. How do you watch TV with someone if they are dead next to you??? Poor reporting.
2. Ages of the family members, etc... would be nice.....

2573 days ago
102.

Vin    

If all the speculation is confirmed. if he did that.....WTF!!! I hope he burns in hell for what he did... He deserves no tribute. No murderer of the people he loves deserves that especially a child murderer.

2573 days ago
103.

Charlotte    

What a loser! And WWE gave him a tribute like he was a hero. He is a piece of crap murderer, good riddance!

2573 days ago
104.

turdtacular    

Domestic Dispute + Steroid Rage = Dead People

2573 days ago
105.

give the dog a bone    

Kill his wife and child with his own hands, then take the coward's way out, did he think this was more make-believe wrestling? I pray there's a special place in hell for assholes like this.

2572 days ago
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