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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.

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91.

Melissa    

so sad, so very sad... why does this keep happening over and over again to innocent people.... if you want to die, kill yourself not your whole family!

2489 days ago
92.

Kay    

Why is it that every time I hear about a gruesome killing there's a good chance some religion or other comes up?

2489 days ago
93.

amol    

the said that he killed the wife on friday.....didt he go home saturday afternoon and not friday? and after watching raw on monday... everyone said that he loved his family wife and kids.. i guess we need to know what the txt messages said that where reported to have been sent to other wrestlers sunday.....hummmm

2489 days ago
94.

MARGE    

WELL THAT DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE, THAT HE DIED ON SATURDAY, WHEN THE WWE HAS SAID THEY WERE GETTING TEXT'S FROM HIM ON SUNDAY? SO WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON?

2489 days ago
95.

Triple H    

They did say they found LEGAL/PRESCRIBED steroids in the house along with OTHER LEGAL/PRESCRIBED perscriptions

2489 days ago
96.

Paul Thornton    

Rebecca,

........you watched the press conference and didn't hear anything about steroids?.......lol, are you nuts.....they found steroids and prescripstions for them......was he on them.....we don't know yet but you'd be nuts to think he wasn't........I was laughing my ass off at the initial posts the other day saying Vince tests for roids and there is not roid use in the WWE.....what a bunch of clowns.......HERE is your proof morons.......plus anyone can tell just be looking at his skin.......They are ALL on steroids......or 90% of them.........

2489 days ago
97.

Bubbles    

He was a sick man and all I can do is pray for the souls of Nancy and Daniel. May they find comfort and peace in the home of our Lord.

2489 days ago
98.

terry    

Vince should be up for charges for making these dudes take drugs and get their body and minds in such a condition that they do such things. How many is it going to take dying from his nonsense before the authorties step in and shut this whole buiness down and Vince takes his milllions and goes straight t jail where he belongs.

2489 days ago
99.

Wow.    

omg...that is terrible.

2489 days ago
100.

greeneyedlass    

Burn in hell Benoit...you deserve no better for what you did to your wife and innocent child. You deserve no forgiveness, no shrine, no tribute...you deserve to fade into oblivion

2489 days ago
101.

bIUBBuLa    

Why did she not protect herself or her son? Sounds fishy to me..

2489 days ago
102.

bear    

this certianly is a shame, but you cant crucify a dead man, ecspecially b4 you know what is going on

2489 days ago
103.

Carla    

He is nothing but a piece of crap fake wrestler, my husband Watches WWE and just thinks it great. What good has come out of it? Not5hing but a bunch of man beaters that juice Vince needs to give up the piece of crap broadcasting and start airing something other than mindless dribble. Words cannot even express how much sympathy goes out to the women who are put under a mans spell, and it just a vicious cycle.

HE WILL NEVER CHANGE.

Same thing I told my sister who apparently gets beat.
God Bless you women, but please find help -there are places to go, friends family that care about you. Let this not be the end.

2489 days ago
104.

Doreen    

The Sheriff's Dept says Steroids were found in the house! What a tragedy!!! To think that children look up to these so called 'Hero's!!!!

2489 days ago
105.

Jane    

Sick coward. Pay attention, impressionable WWE fans (and their parents). Roids do not make you tougher; only more volatile.

2489 days ago
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