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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old June 26th, 2007, 03:59 Thread Starter
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Chris Benoit, wife, son found dead

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and son were found dead Monday and police said they were investigating the deaths as a homicide.

Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department said the three were found at their home about 2:30 p.m., but refused to release details.

Pope said results of autopsies on Benoit, his wife Nancy, and 7-year-old son Daniel were expected Tuesday.

Benoit, 40, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.

“WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family’s relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy,” the federation said in a statement on its Web site.

Benoit was scheduled to perform at the “Vengeance” pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called “personal reasons.”

Benoit, a Canadian native, maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling.

The WWE canceled its live “Monday Night RAW” card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.

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edit: It's now ruled a murder-suicide

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old June 26th, 2007, 14:14
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What horrifying news :frownani:

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old June 26th, 2007, 15:14
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I haven't watched wrestling for the longest time but Benoit was one of my favourite wrestlers ever. I'm shocked, I found this out by looking on The Sun's website for BB updates of all places.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old June 26th, 2007, 16:42
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I hear he killed his family and himself..

Wrestling is a freakin joke but this guy was pretty good
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That's what was reported. Apparently he killed his wife and son over the weekend and committed suicide on Monday.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old June 26th, 2007, 22:53
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if that's true, then they should make a public apology for airing the tribute show.
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Have pity on his mental state tho

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old June 27th, 2007, 00:08
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it was probably roid rage.
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what a sick bastard
I'd rather wait until official reports come out myself, less chance of looking an utter cvnt than by judging people off all the rumours that are flying around.
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In an interview with ESPN.com, Fayetteville, Georgia District Attorney Scott Ballard revealed new information on two text messages that Chris Benoit sent to Chavo Guerrero over the weekend. In the first message, Benoit told Guerrero that Nancy and Daniel Benoit were both sick. It is believed that Benoit sent this message after he had already killed both Nancy and Daniel. In the second message, Benoit told Guerrero that the gates to his house were open and that dogs were outside. It is believed that he sent the second message as a way of making sure the bodies were all found after his suicide.

Even more shocking is that Benoit's son, Daniel, was apparently found with needle marks in his arm. According to Ballard, the boy was being given Human Growth Hormones because the family thought he was undersized.-------------------------------------------
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That was a bit of over the top, calling the guy a sick bastard
while his body is still warm :thmbdown:
well, if it were for sure that he did this, then it wouldn't be over the top to call him a sick bastard, wheather his body for still 'warm' or not.

But yeagh, lets wait for the official statement.
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the best wrestling match in terms of pure wrestling was Benoit vs Bret Hart in Kansas as the Oen Hart tribute match, it was the best spectacle of technical wrestlnig ever.

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seems he injected hormones in his soon because he thought his size was bellow for his age, what a sick bastard, but then what to expect from a **** who pretended all his life he was a wrestler
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the best wrestling match in terms of pure wrestling was Benoit vs Bret Hart in Kansas as the Oen Hart tribute match, it was the best spectacle of technical wrestlnig ever.
Benoit had way better matches in japan. Seriously, I even think he had better matches in the WWE than the one against Bret.
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Brain examination finds Benoit with massive damage



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The results of a brain examination of Chris Benoit found significant damage from both repeated concussions and sub-concussive blows that may have played a part in his killing of himself, his wife and son in late June.

Dr. Julian Bailes of the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University of Dr. Robert Cantu, the Chief of Neurosurgery Service and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, presented their findings at a press conference this morning in New York. Also speaking were Chris' father Michael Benoit, and Benoit family lawyer Cary Ichter of Atlanta.

Cantu noted that out of the five athletes they have diagnosed with similar problems, including football stars Andre Waters, Terry Long and Mike Webster, the former two of whom committed suicide at a young age, that Benoit's brain showed the highest level of Tao protiens, indicating damage.

"Chris had, by far, the greatest amount of brain damage of the five," Cantu said.

Bailes said the level of damage was enough to explain the suicide and homicides

Neither Michael Benoit nor Ichter would comment on potential litigation. Ichter said the family is still in mourning and has given no thought about, "what steps are appropriate in the legal arena."

The only hint came in a statement by Michael Benoit who said he worked for a company where the top priority was the health and safety of its workers, and only wished his son had worked for a company with those same priorities.

Bailes and Cantu are the leading doctors in the Sports Legacy Institute, which became an official charitable corporation in June. The president of SLI is former WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski, who was not present at the press conference. Nowinski contacted Michael Benoit for the rights to examine Chris' brain. The WWE was not consulted or made aware of any of these findings ahead of time.

In questioning, the doctors downplayed the role of steroids in the case, but couldn't rule it out, only saying there is no medical evidence long-term steroid use causes the damage to the brain Chris Benoit had.

They portrayed the brain examination as the only tangible evidence that has come to light to explain why Chris Benoit may have done what he did, They noted his level of damage would lead to cognitive impairment, major depression and heightened aggression.

Michael Benoit also noted he had read Chris' diary and said it gave the impression of an extremely disturbed person, but that in his limited contact with Chris, a few minute phone call every week or two, he had no indication anything was wrong.
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