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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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# 23 - he was 40, his wife, Nancy, was 43, and their son Daniel, was 7...

2654 days ago


Unfortunately these reports are not OFFICIAL reports. Are they true? Possibly. We in a whole do not know this guy, all we know of him is a character on TV. We were not in his head, we do not know what he was thinking and we sure as hell don't know what he was on to make him do this. Did he abuse his wife, his kids, his dogs? Unfortunately we do not know this guy from Joe. There had to be something leading up to it. Something went wrong! Very wrong

We have to look at this from every angle possible. Coulda/Shoulda/ Woulda?!

Let the police do their jobs and pray that this family could be at peace.

2654 days ago


Not a very civil thing to do. I hope he at least had a good reason.

2654 days ago

MIke B    

A lot of people are going to ask, Was he using steroids?

2654 days ago


I'm sorry this happened but everyone keeps asking, how could he do this to his child? Hello, women kill their children all the time. It's called abortion! In this country, it's ok to kill a child you haven't seen yet, but not ok if you kill them later. Murder is murder and it's wrong. No ifs ands or buts about it. Women who have abortions are sick individuals who deserve hell. You can't cure Herpes by killing a baby.

2654 days ago


what an a---. So sad, so sad

2654 days ago

Damien Kage    

WWE should wipe their hands clean of this monster.....they have already pulled any merchadise of Benoit's and have deleted his name on DVD's that have him performing on it. Last night, before they knew he was a child killer, they had a Tribute show on his life and career. They should now do a show saying exactly what he is..a coward, a heartless monster, a double murderer, a child killer, a SICKO who one night kills his wife, the next night sits with his 7 year old watching wrestling knowing he's going to kill him after the makes me sick!

2654 days ago

maybe their afraid    

Benoit has two other children from a previous relationship. His son that he murdered was seven years old. Go to for local news on the this tragic story. I cant imagine the terror his family felt no chance to get away from a pro. And for the person that asked he killed his wife first then later killed his son so they watched tv together on Sunday then he killed his son after the show.

2654 days ago

WOW. You can believe Benoit was a fueled up juice monkey,so no surprise there - but the kid and wife? can't wait to see Mcmahon parody this one...

2654 days ago


Good thing the WWE celebrated the life of a murderer for 3 freaking hrs. Sick f&*k.

2654 days ago


wonder if he was on steroids----he looks like it and it makes people crazy---

2654 days ago


What an asshole!! Got steroids????!!!

2654 days ago


He was looney - He must've been Republican!

2654 days ago


I am OUTRAGED that USA Network aired a 3 hour tribute to Chris Benoit after the man killed his wife and a 7 year old little boy. How do you pay tribute to any disgusting thing that could do something like that. Had he killed himself, fine, pay him a moment of silence but this mand killed 2 other people before taking his own life. He does not deserve a tribute. USA Network should be ashamed and should make a public apology to the families involved.

2654 days ago


What happened to him? It looked like he had a good life, a wife and a son who must have been so proud of him. How can anyone make a decision like that and take two lives from his own family? I don't get it.

Rest in peace to his wife and son.......

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