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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Chris Benoit Reply with quote

Information from reliable sources regarding the Benoit Tragedy

from newsday
'Police: Wrestler strangled wife, smothered son

Shocking details continue to come out about the apparent double murder-suicide of professional wrestling star Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and 7-year-old son Daniel.

Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County, Ga. sheriff's office, said in news conference earlier Tuesday that authorities believe Benoit asphyxiated his wife on Friday evening at their home in suburban Atlanta, then similarly killed his son sometime Saturday before hanging himself Saturday night. Authorities previously told the Associated Press that Benoit strangled his wife Saturday and smothered his son Sunday, before killing himself Monday.

Pope said anabolic steroids were found in Benoit's home, although authorities believe he had a valid prescription. They also said that bibles were found beside the bodies of both Benoit's wife and son.

Nancy Benoit was found in an upstairs family room with her wrists and feet bound, wrapped in a towel and with blood below her head, said Scott Ballard, district attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette County. Daniel Benoit was found in his upstairs bedroom. Benoit hanged himself using the cord from a weightlifting machine in a basement weight room, Ballard said. No suicide note was found.

The findings of a toxicology report are not expected for several weeks.

Benoit, 40, was discovered dead in his home by Fayetville police Monday after he failed to show up at two scheduled matches in Texas over the weekend, including at World Wrestling Entertainment's Vengeance pay-per-view event in Houston Sunday night. He cited a family emergency as the reason for skipping the shows.

After friends in WWE received several "curious text messages" from Benoit, and WWE officials were unable to reach him, the sheriff's department in Peachtree City, Ga. went to Benoit's home to check on his family about 2:30 p.m.

After maneuvering through two German shepherds that guarded the home, police found Benoit, his wife and child dead in three separate rooms in the home, according to WAGA-TV. The Wrestling Observer newsletter reported that Fayette County police are operating under the theory that Benoit killed his wife on Saturday, son Daniel on Sunday, and then killed himself Monday at his home – a mansion surrounded by stone walls with a gravel road leading to double iron gates.

Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the details of the incident may "prove a little bizarre" when they come out.

WWE scrapped its scheduled live, sold-out Monday Night RAW program in Corpus Christy Monday night and sent fans home. In the show's place, WWE chairman Vince McMahon and the WWE announcing team introduced a three-hour career retrospective that included several highlights from Benoit's 22-year career, as well as emotional testimonials from fellow pro wrestlers.

McMahon reportedly broke the news around 4:30 p.m. Monday to a locker room overcome with shock and grief. As news of authorities' suspicion that Benoit killed his wife and son came out, WWE scaled back their tribute to the former world champion on the WWE Web site. The company is scheduled to hold its regular television tapings Tuesday night.

Benoit, a native of Edmonton, Canada, trained in Calgary and made his pro debut in 1985. He plied his trade in Japan for years before become a fixture on the American wrestling circuit in the mid-1990s. He joined WWE in 1999 and won the company's world heavyweight championship at Madison Square Garden at WrestleMania XX in 2004. He was widely expected to win the Extreme Championship Wrestling world title at Sunday's pay-per-view event.

Benoit became romantically involved with the then Nancy Sullivan, who worked as a pro wresting valet under the name "Woman," in the mid-1990s while she was married to another wrestler, Kevin Sullivan. The Pro Wrestling Torch newsletter said the marriage was known among wrestling circles to be volatile.

Benoit had two children from another relationship that were not in the home during the deaths. '

More than one web page states a belief that Benoit may have watched the WWE's Vengeance Night of Champions PPV.

the WWE'S response to the media's statements
'WWE® Shocked At Latest Developments In Benoit Tragedy, Concerned By Sensationalistic Reporting
Written: June 26, 2007STAMFORD, Conn., June 26, 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment is stunned and saddened by the details released by local authorities concerning the double homicide-suicide involving Chris Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and his son, Daniel.

However, WWE is concerned with the sensationalistic reporting and speculation being undertaken by some members of the media following the press conference held by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney. During the press conference, the investigating authorities made the following points, all of which run contrary to the media speculation that "roid rage" was a factor in the senseless murders and suicide:

1. The authorities stated that all drugs found in the house were believed to be legal prescriptions.

2. Steroids were not, and could not, be related to the cause of death (asphyxiation). Authorities had no factual basis to speculate as to Benoit’s state of mind, and rightly did not do so.

3. Toxicology tests have not even been completed, so there is no current evidence that Benoit even had steroids or any other substance in his body. In that regard, on the last test done on Benoit by WWE's independently administered drug testing program, done on April 10, 2007, Benoit tested negative.

4. The physical findings announced by authorities indicate deliberation, not rage. The wife's feet and hands were bound and she was asphyxiated, not beaten to death. By the account of the authorities, there were substantial periods of time between the death of the wife and the death of the son, again suggesting deliberate thought, not rage. The presence of a Bible by each is also not an act of rage.

5. WWE strongly suggests that it is entirely wrong for speculators to suggest that steroids had anything to do with these senseless acts, especially when the authorities plainly stated there is no evidence that Benoit had steroids in his body, pending the toxicological reports, and that they had no evidence at this time as to the motive for these acts.

WWE is continuing to monitor the ongoing investigation being conducted by local authorities.'

the WWE page has also taken down the tributes and dedications it had up to benoit and will not be distributing last nights Raw tribute show to international affiliates.

A interview with the police officer:http://youtube.com/watch?v=uFFCmG0pjH0
Fox News Report:http://youtube.com/watch?v=8FvBK9xUtSE
Part Of the raw tribute:http://youtube.com/watch?v=VqkjzoLhtio

sky sports report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K24RBSrbZBo&mode=related&search=
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, real piece of shit there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we know now it was not 'roid rage'. Benoit has no excuses, it was calculated. Too much of this crap goin on lately.
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