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Benoit and Son

6/28/2007 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is the adorable child Chris Benoit suffocated before killing himself. This picture of Benoit and son Daniel was taken at a 2004 event honoring Chris.

Daniel Benoit suffered from Fragile X Syndrome, a chromosomal defect that causes autism-like behaviors, language delays and other physical/sensory problems, afflicting 1 in 3600 males and 1 in 4-6 thousand females.

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Tangie    

The kid looks just loke him. So horrific...I hope he didn't suffer. God bless.

2613 days ago
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Master Baker    

TMZ you rule!!! more public news should be reported like this!!! as for all those who cry and bitch about putting that pic up .. google daniel benoit... see all the thousands of pics already on the internet .... its the nature of society so its as simple as it always has been .. its YOUR CHOICE whether to read an article , look at a picture etc... so dont complain because you decided to look at it and didn't like it. If you feel that strongly stop going to every possible site that will have it on and you will be happy right?

Bob . D i agree with you , the reports are that he has been " strange" for over a year but somehow lasted till now before cracking completely . As for the doc not noticing it.. maybe he did.. and chris convinced him he was sane enough to go about his business for a while ok . you DONT know

2613 days ago
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appauled by the stalkarazzi    

Simply heart breaking that Chris could kill his son with a choke hold. And, even more tragic to find out that Chris was buying illegal human growth hormone to inject his son; all without a doctors orders or supervision.

The Georgia investigators said the story was bizarre......and man they weren't exagerating....truly tragic and horrifying!!

2613 days ago
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mary    

You have hit a new low TMZ. Exploiting a child. Disgusting and revolting. Do you not a soul??

2613 days ago
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stormy    

I'm guessing that he killed his wife accidentally as he was probably an abuser in the past which is why she had filed for divorce as she was "afraid of him", then she withdrew the charges and the papers so, now she's dead - typical! Next, he couldn't bear to think of jail and his poor son must have been asking for his Mommy, so he knew he had to kill himself to avoid jail and face what he had done to his wife. He could leave his poor little son alone in the house and the world without his parents, so his only solution was to kill him also, then kill himself - again typical! No one know what goes on behind closed doors.

2613 days ago
21.

Tricia    

This child looks like he might have been an alcoholic syndrome baby

2613 days ago
22.

cat    

Why are you all so upset that TMZ published this picture and NOT upset they published Rosie's kid's picture the other day? Maybe you should do a little equal opportunity bitching.


2613 days ago
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appauled by the stalkarazzi    

Even more profound and sad is this photo was taken just months after his mother Nancy filed for a divorce and got a restraining order against Chris because she was afraid of him.

Like many woman suffering from battered women syndrome, instead of fleeing she took him back. Too bad someone close to that family ahdn't taken Nancy under their wing and sought serios professional help to help her flee Chris.

2613 days ago
24.

DeFran    

Why the hell did you have to show a picture of the boy? It is sad enough and to see his cute little face just made it so much worse. You guys are WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY OFFFFFFFFFFFF here.
Wake the hell up and get your head out of your asses. This was not called for.

2613 days ago
25.

oxyclean    

Okay TMZ. I'd say a fat contribution to the charity for this sad illness would be greatly appreciated.

2613 days ago
26.

Alice    

How could he!!!!?????

2613 days ago
27.

welle    

aww... how sad.

2613 days ago
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Tanya    

It breaks my heart to see this picture. Looking at that poor, innocent child makes me want to cry. I can't imagine anyone murdering their own child. I don't even want to think of his last moment. It's really hard for me to accept the fact that Benoit did this especially watching him as i grew up.

2613 days ago
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JEWISH PRINCESS    

We will never really know what caused Chris to do this horrible thing.

As for the doctor not seeing any strange behavior that day, it is very possible. Chris may have been able to hide his pain & torment. We hear this all the time--neighbors & friends always say they never knew so-and-so was having any problems before killing someone.

2613 days ago
30.

Joyce    

Could it be because the sperm are affected when you take steriods?

2613 days ago
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