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Cops Give Gruesome Details of Benoit Killing Spree

6/26/2007 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Officials have confirmed the horrifying details in the deaths of wrestling superstar Chris Benoit and his family.

In a statement by a member of the Fayetteville Sheriff's Department, "Mr, Benoit had sometime, possibly Friday, murdered his wife by asphyxiation. Sometime shortly after that, the same for his son Daniel and sometime later ... committed suicide by hanging himself in the basement area."

According to officials, Nancy was bound at the wrists and feet, with a towel wrapped around her body, and blood was found underneath her head. A Bible was also reportedly found near each one of the bodies.

Police have also confirmed that prescription drugs and steroids were found in the house.

Benoit was found hanging in a weight room in his house. Cops say that he used a cord from one of his workout machines as a makeshift noose. Authorities also believe that Benoit died on Saturday.

Story developing ...

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46.

cat man    

346 i sure hope you do not have children you have about one sick out look on this that little kid could not have done any thing to deserve what he got out of this thats dead did you not catch that part or what.

2572 days ago
47.

Perez Hilton    

May the wife beater child killer burn in hell!

2572 days ago
48.

innocentbystandards    

We are huge wrestling fans at my house. Especially my 12 year old and husband. We are shocked and dismayed at this horrible tragedy which befell the Benoit family.

Last Tuesday while watching ECW my husband commented on Benoit looking like a caged animal behind very tortured eyes. I've thought he looked like that for sometime. For whatever reasons that are not ours to judge or understand, the man snapped.

He was a hero to many, but his actions were cowardly and selfish. I think the man was an a amazing talent in his chosen field but now all of this will be mostly what is remembered for.
Such a horrible tragic ending.

2572 days ago
49.

yeah    

i use to love chris man he was my idol

2572 days ago
50.

benoittragedy    

New news on wwe.com and abc news shows he saw a docor on the day of the killing and the pressure of his son and his illness may have been to much for him to handle. his son had fragile x which is a birth defect with a weak x cromisome. it symtoms are almost like autism and effect normal groth. the family has been dealing with this rare disease for years. their is no excuse for what he has done but it does shed light on his motive. even though steroids may have played a role in his depression, dont blame steroids for what he has done. his doctor on the day of the killing said he seemed "calm and rational" which is not a symtom of roid rage.

my blessing go out to anyone effected by this tragedy

2572 days ago
51.

Dee    

the wrestling world was shocked by the news heard on monday night, and horrified with the additional news heard on tuesday. we all wonder what was going through his mind at that time to make him do something like that, but we will never know. everyone has there breaking points and this was his. his was just uncontrollable. he will truly be missed in the wrestling world and to all loyal fans he touched in some way. my thoughts and prayers are with them all.

2572 days ago
52.

christie    

NO DRUGS HAVE BEEN PROVEN IN HIS SYSTEM TOXOCOLOGY WONT BE BACK FOR WEEKS. ALL THE DRUGS WERE LEGAL PRESCRIPTIONS THAT WERE FOUND IN HIS HOUSE. THEY HAVE NOT PROVEN ANY STEROIDS!!!! THEY DONT KNOW WHAT WAS ON HIS SYSTEM. Ya cant blame drugs till we have the tox back

He is a legend in wrestling why do we have to remember him for one act of insanity

2572 days ago
53.

Donna    

I think this is, by far, one of the sickest things I have heard in a while. And, even sicker is that people are still defending and idolizing this "thing" - I cannot for the life of me call him a "man", And, if the mother was also aware of the "human growth hormone" or steroid injections to a 7 year old child who wasn't big enough for Daddy, well, I question that as well. However, she nor the child deserved this....no one deserves anything like this. I don't think that steroids were the main player in this sicko's game though. The murders were very methodical, thought-out, premeditated, over the course of possibly 3 days. We are talking about a man who had to have testosterone injections due to his low male hormone level! He killed his wife one day, spent the day with his son, then killed him. Thank God he had the decency to kill himself!

There was no indication of "roid rage" in the numerous text messages he so calmly and coherently sent to so many people, or when, probably as an afterthought, placed Bibles next to his victims. An interview with Bret "Hitman" Hart, who knew Benoit from the time he was 10 years old even said he would be surprised if steroids played a part in the murders. He eluded to "the demons" Benoit was fighting. Obviously the "demon" was Benoit himself!

I thank God I have never allowed my kids to watch any form of this fake sport, or look up to people like this. I think the WWE may have taken its final beating!

2572 days ago
54.

Layla    

What a damned moron, ass, and.. murderer.
Can't believe he killed his own son.
May he rot in hell.

2571 days ago
55.

christie    

Do you know what fragile X syndrome is. HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE IS GIVEN TO NORMAL CHILDREN THAT ARE SMALL. WE DONT KNOW IF THEY DID NOT HAVE A DOCTORS APPROVAL FOR THIS. HE WAS A MINOR CHILD WE MAY NEVER KNOW THAT. NANCY BENOIT WAS A WRESTLER TOO. SHE KNEW WHAT IT WAS FOR AND WHAT IT COULD DO. YOU CANT PUT IT ALL ON HIM AT ALL IN THIS CASE. USUING HCG ON THAT CHILD MAY HAVE BEEN A DECISION ON BOTH PARENTS AND FROM WHAT IVE READ IS USED IN CASES LIKE THIS.

YOU CANT BLAME STERIODS FOR THIS!!! WE SIMPLY DONT KNOW YET. ARE WE GOING TO BLAME ALCOHOL TOO? THEY FOUND 10 EMPTY BEER CANS AND AN EMPTY BOTTLE OF WINE IN THE HOME AND NEAR HIS BODY. THIS MAN EVIDENTLY SNAPPED. HE HAD HAD MENTAL ISSUES FOR THE PAST YEAR THAT THE WWE IGNORED BECAUSE HE WAS A HEADLINER AND BROUGHT IN THE MONEY. VINCE MCMAHON SHOUL;D ROT IN HELL. HE COULDVE STOPPED THIS

2571 days ago
56.

j    

Think about the other theories for that weekend.

1. his wife killed the son called him told him to come home for an emergency he gets enraged at the fact that she killed his son.

2. They argued she tried to kill him he got her down and accidentally killed her, he thought of an O.J. incident and couldn't bear the fact that his kid would have to be in the system, killed him, then with the remorse killed himself.

3. SOMEONE ELSE DID IT!!

But, no one will like any of those because as we can tell from the Duke lacrosse case the police are always right.

P.S. explain how a dead guy write text messages??

2571 days ago
57.

Lynette    

It is a sad story but one should not begin to judge and pressume... unless we lived that life and knew what was going on who are we to care about others personal affairs when most people don't have there own affairs in order.. All anyone can do is pray for the family and realize how they have all lost someone they loved..

2571 days ago
58.

wrestlingfanforlife    

How could the authorities say that Benoit died on Saturday? Co-workers in the WWE got text messages supposedly from him, on SUNDAY. Either someone has mixed-up things here, or there was some foul play that went on...

2571 days ago
59.

just dont buy it...yet    

its hard to believe anything in this story theres too many what ifs...its easy to walk in and take a look and assume what happened...i know the autopsies say who was killed first, and how...but my ? is can you prove he did it? I mean have they found his d&a on the towel she was wrapped in or skin fragments on it? its easy for us to sit on our computers and read and speculate...but we all have questions even those of you who are sickened by this story and what he may have done....but the simple truth is the big questions have not been answered. Im not sayin i think he did or didnt do it...what i think doesnt matter... its what the authorties find and can prove that does...and face it we may never know the truth...

2571 days ago
60.

Shannible    

What? Authorities believe he died on Saturday? Well then, who sent the text messages Sunday? The plot thickens...

2570 days ago
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