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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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61.

rose    

Chris Benoit...Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish. To Nancy and Daniel Benoit...He squeezed the life out of you, hit you and made you bleed. He didn't want to face the consequences so he went the easy way out. What a terrifying freak he must have been acting like...For this, God is now punishing him as we "Speak".

2670 days ago
62.

rose    

So many are posting how could he have sent a message on Sunday if he died on Saturday? Easy. The message may have been sent as late as 11:59 pm Saturday one more minute would have been 12:00 am Sunday Get my drift?
Even though many are in denial, face the fact ...he was a murderer who didn't want to spend the next 50 years with Big Bubba.

2670 days ago
63.

rose    

Thou Shalt Not Kill

2670 days ago
64.

ali    

Not only are the steriods a problem but to mix with prescription drugs. God only knows what great doc prescribed that. It sad in our society that we seek help from health care professional who offer a crap shoot of drugs when it comes to mental health.

2670 days ago
65.

ali    

To do possible scenario of someone else did it. With all the steroids and prescription drugs that will be found in his system, someone else did.

2670 days ago
66.

PO'd in SJ    

#51 - You are a darn fool!!! How in God's name can you say that he performed his wrestling move on his wife and son? It was reported that both his wife and son died due to being suffocated to death! Speak what you know. It has been all over the News/Media. I was lying in bed when the news broke. Not even 15 minutes after that...they disclosed the cause of death of both his wife and son. It is so unreal how some people have so much to say and don't know what the hell they are talking about.
Some of you people are simply incredible with some of the most asinine comments that you make about this horrible tragedy. And I agree with one of the comments made. The authority needs to at this point, run a full scale investigation in to why The WWE is losing so many wrestler and what is most troubling is the fact that once that these guys die...you never even hear the reason for the cause of deaths. Seems a bit suspicious to me. And to the other comment on how Vince McMahon is worth millions...let's clear that up. HE IS WORTH WELL OVER $1 BILLION DOLLARS!!! Just like that last little nasty stunt that he pulled about his "untimely demise", the man is heartless. He will stop at nothing to make money including faking his own death. Now if that isn't sick and twisted, I don't know what is. He is going to die and leave this world just like the rest of us and leave all those billions of $$ while his sick and twisted children carry on his sick legacy. I just pray that the Lord has mercy on Chris Beniot and Lord knows his family is seated at the right hand of the father for he is now both judge and jury.

2670 days ago
67.

Floyd the barber    

....Fasinating......simply fasinating..

2667 days ago
68.

norma sad burnside    

May the heavens open from above and swallow up this demon and give new breath to the child.Let God welcome their new arrival with forgiveness and love and show no mercy for the Satin of drugs.We must learn from this and create new and cleansing living in a pure world no matter how hard it is to achieve.With a constant focus on clean living we can abolish the demons from within,if not in this lifetime,maybe the next!!!

2666 days ago
69.

VJ    

Ummm, I've been reading that the authorities thought that Benoit died sometime Monday, but this article says sometime on Saturday?! I've also been reading that he killed his wife on Saturday and son on Sunday...well if this article is true, then..? This whole case is sick, sad and confusing....

2652 days ago
70.

VJ    

This is a response to #388 (Randy) - Lets not make this a racial thing. That's like saying every Black is a pimp, drug selling, ghetto living, prison dwelling trouble maker and every person of Arab decent is a terrorist....That's not so!

2652 days ago
71.

Cathy    

Simply heart breaking

2673 days ago
72.

Cigano    

Burn in hell Benoit! Your son is in the kINGDOM OF god!

2673 days ago
73.

The Blame Game    

This is sick.. God bless the wifes family.

2673 days ago
74.

becky    

i just watched the news conference they did not say anything about steroids,..

2673 days ago
75.

gloria    

sadness all around

2673 days ago
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