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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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76.

DottieDame    

I am in tears just thinking of this sweet and adorable little boy dying at the hands of his own Father! Not that I would wish death on anyone, but why did he have to kill his wife and little boy?! If he wanted to die (Which suicide is against my faith, so I am not advocating it) that is between him and God. He didn't have to take two innocent people with him. Also, from what I am reading about this case lately it seemed as if he was very sane when he did it, which makes it all the more disgusting to me! Insanity one can understand a bit more, not that it ever justifies a crime, but sane and doing this. It turns your stomach. I wonder if the WWE ever knew about his spousal abuse prior to this and just neglected to report it. That really should be investigated.

2675 days ago
77.

Tabby    

Isn't it funny (not ha ha funny) how most kids of Wrestlers, Football players, etc have kids that are autistic. You know it's from the steroids, you would think people would see this and make a change.

2675 days ago
78.

Fallin    

AWWWWWWWWWW!!! It is beyond me how someone can take innocent people's life especially their own children, it makes me soooooo sick..

2675 days ago
79.

Raquel    

TO: MRS. PEACHES, NO.64, HAVE YOU NO MORALS??? ARE YOU SERIOUS?? NO RESPECT?? NO RESPECT FOR THE GOD DAMN BASTARD WHO KILLED HIS SON, PEACHES!!!! HELLO!!! I HOPE TO GOD IF I EVER DID SOMETHING LIKE THIS THAT PEOPLE WOULD SPIT ON MY DEAD BODY. YOU ARE COMPLETELY BRAINWASHED INTO THINKING THAT THIS WAS AN "OCCURENCE" THAT SADLY TOOK PLACE. I'VE GOT NEWS FOR ALL OF YOU WHO THINK, "OH POOR BENOIT", HE'S A PIECE OF CRAP THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAD A LIFE. NEVER DESERVED A CHILD OR WIFE. THIS IS SOMETHING OUT OF THIS WORLD. ITS DISGUSTING AND I ALONG WITH MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO, I REPEAT NOOOOOO RESPECT. SO FOR ALL OF YOU WHO SEEM TO THINK, NOW IS THE TIME TO PRAY FOR HIM, GO SCREW!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU TALK ALL THIS CRAP ABOUT RESPECT IF YOU EVEN KNEW SOMEONE THIS HAPPENED TOO. GROW THE HELL UP, AND REALIZE YOU MAKE NO SENSE!!!!!
OH, AND SCREW BENOIT!!!!!!!! HOPEFULLY HE KNOWS WHAT ITS LIKE IN HELL NOW!!! I DONT GIVE A DAMN IF HE WAS A WRESTLER, HE WAS A LOSER!!!!

2675 days ago
80.

Jones    

Benoit is a loser and a waste of a human being. Good riddance

2675 days ago
81.

Betty    

So tragic ... such a beautiful little boy. He is with God now and will never suffer again like he did on Earth at the hands of his father. May he rest in peace. This has been so hard on my own 9 year old son. He doesn't understand how a father could do this to his little boy ... I don't either so how do you explain something you don't understand other than to say that he was must have been out of his mind at the time. So sad, this little boy is so beautiful.

2675 days ago
82.

armymom    

C"Mon people! I don't think that anyone condones what Chris did! I sure don't! But no one knows what lead to this! Steroids, mental issues, repeated head injuries, depression or what ever. He evidently was a troubled soul that felt that he had no alternatives. Yes, we know that he did but it seems that for whatever reason he did not think so. No one knows what mental state he was in! He snapped!

My son hung himself at the age of 19 without warning or anyone seeing the signs that he was troubled! In a second he acted on an impulse and now his family is left with the consequences! He snapped!

Please remember the family members left behind! His other children DO NOT need to see, hear or read other people wishing their father to hell! That will only hurt them more!!

2675 days ago
83.

Glisten Garbor    

Look at the guy, he looks so dangerous..why did that woman even marry him..he looks like a fat anthony michael hall..ick!

2675 days ago
84.

jerry    

I REALLY LIKED CRHIS. BUT WHAT HE DID I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR HIM.FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THINK THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH STERIODS WEEL YOU STILL THINK THAT WRESLING IN REAL! DANIEL WAS ONE OF GOD'S MOST PRESIOUS GIFTS THAT ANYONE PARENT COULD ASK FOR.NANCY&DANIEL WILL R.I.P. AS FAR AS CHRIS MY GOD HAVE SOME MERCY FOR WHAT CHRIS DID.AND AS FAR AS THE FAKE DEATH OF V.M. YOU ARE A SORRY S.O.B. AND TOY WILL HAVE THE SAME FATE AS OF CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ALSO LOST MANY FAN'S

2675 days ago
85.

Michael Richards    

The Associated Press

Published on: 06/28/07

Federal drug agents and sheriff's officials raided the office of pro wrestler Chris Benoit's personal physician in search of records and other items in a warrant.

Agent Chuvalo Truesdell, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta, said today that the raid at Dr. Phil Astin's office in Carrollton, in West Georgia, began last night and concluded early this morning.

Truesdell said a search warrant obtained by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department in connection with the Benoit investigation was executed there.

He said records and other items were being sought, but he said he could not immediately be more specific. Truesdell also was unable to say what was seized. No arrests were made.

Astin did not return repeated calls to his cell phone from The Associated Press today.

Benoit had been under the care of Astin, a longtime friend, for treatment of low testosterone levels. Astin said yesterday the condition likely originated from previous steroid use.

Astin prescribed testosterone for Benoit in the past but would not say what, if any, medications he prescribed when Benoit visited his office on Friday.

Over the weekend, Benoit killed his wife and son and then killed himself at their home in Fayetteville.

Anabolic steroids were found in Benoit's home, leading officials to wonder whether the drugs played a role in the slayings. Some experts believe steroids cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as "roid rage."

2675 days ago
86.

me    

anyone ever stop to consider that the reason his son had this condition might be because daddy's sperm was hopped up on steroids at the time of conception???

2675 days ago
87.

Linda    

Looks like the mother carried the gene for the disease.

Fathers can only pass the gene to a daughter via the X chromosome.

A mother can pass the gene to either son or daughter via the X chromosome.

2675 days ago
88.

Yeah is afraid of Ladies    

77. Looks like the mother carried the gene for the disease.

Fathers can only pass the gene to a daughter via the X chromosome.

A mother can pass the gene to either son or daughter via the X chromosome.

Posted at 1:27PM on Jun 28th 2007 by Jenny Justice

Well, thanks, Jenny Justice, aka WebMD!

So what? Do you think that means she and her baby deserved the death penalty for that?

2675 days ago
89.

Mary    

Our society is becoming one of "excuses", non-responsibility, non-accountability, non-LOVE....

Many are hero worshippers and followers of despicable violence whether perceived (pretend or real) and then wonder why these things occur! Along with the proposed legalization of stem cell research we (also) need to make every adult submit to psychological examination prior to having children. There are too many innocent children who are victimized in a multitude of ways in the world today....it needs to stop (yesterday)! People like this are simply put....narcissistic psychopaths!

Everyone who blogs should (also) get out and volunteer (one activity) on behalf of innocent children--they are our future society!

2675 days ago
90.

Mary    

Our society is becoming one of "excuses", non-responsibility, non-accountability, non-LOVE....

Many are hero worshippers and followers of despicable violence whether perceived (pretend or real) and then wonder why these things occur! Along with the proposed legalization of stem cell research we (also) need to make every adult submit to psychological examination prior to having children. There are too many innocent children who are victimized in a multitude of ways in the world today....it needs to stop (yesterday)! People like this are simply put....narcissistic psychopaths!

Everyone who blogs should (also) get out and volunteer (one activity) on behalf of innocent children--they are our future society!

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