Chris Benoit found dead
- 06-25-2007, 09:27 PM
Chris Benoit found dead
Not sure if it's been posted, but according to wwe.com Chris Benoit and his family were found dead in their Atlanta home today. Like or hate pro wrestling, Benoit was one of the greats, integrating many realistic holds and moves into his matches. Hits home for me, as he was one of the favorites growing up.E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
- 06-25-2007, 09:38 PM
- 06-25-2007, 09:39 PM
06-25-2007, 09:42 PM
just to update: The family was found dead, but not shot to death. Apparently, he was supposed to work the PPV last night, but pulled out due to "family reasons"
E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
06-25-2007, 09:44 PM
06-25-2007, 09:47 PM
06-25-2007, 09:53 PM
Him, his wife and his son where found dead. He still has another son and daughter surviving which makes the news all the more terrible.
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
06-25-2007, 11:34 PM
ESPN.com is reporting that investigators think Benoit killed his wife and son over the weekend and himself today.
E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
06-26-2007, 01:19 AM
Another update on Benoit murder/suicide
by Dave Meltzer
Sources in the Fayette County Police Department are now working under the theory that Chris Benoit killed Nancy on Saturday, son Daniel on Sunday, and then killed himself earlier today.
Benoit was found dead in his weight room. Nancy was found dead in the lving room. Daniel was found dead in his bedroom, accordig t an unnamed source in the department.
Lt. Tommy Pope told ABC News "the instruments of death were located on the scene," but didn't specify what those were or where they were found. Pope said the department was not actively searching for any suspects outside the house.
This leads me to think that there may have been a note.
All of this is very, very surreal with me. I remember snapping a picture of Benoit at the Wrestlemania hotel in New York back in the day. He was holding his newborn son. I'm just completely taken aback by this whole thing.
E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
06-26-2007, 03:10 AM
06-26-2007, 05:46 AM
It was said that Benoit sent some strange text messages on monday that prompted the call to the police. Also they said that the instruments in death were found in the house but were not knives and guns etc...
06-26-2007, 07:13 AM
06-26-2007, 09:59 AM
06-26-2007, 11:50 AM
Yeah, but how'd he take his own life, overdosed? only way I could think of it. Then my question is, why?
06-26-2007, 11:58 AM
06-26-2007, 12:17 PM
im sure. it already is very bizarre. maybe he had a dream that he was supposed to do it or something or got some hallucinagenic mushrooms on accident and started tripping....i want to know and im sure the family members want to know as well (if they dont already).
06-26-2007, 12:18 PM
06-26-2007, 12:33 PM
It is going to be interesting. According to the WWE webiste they have said they have been asked not to release any more info, so obviously this is a long story
06-26-2007, 12:54 PM
http://www.pwtorch.com/artman/publis...le_20634.shtmlThe Associated Press is reporting that Benoit strangled his wife, smothered his son, and hanged himself.
TMZ.com reported minutes ago: "Several Atlanta-based law enforcement sources have told TMZ Benoit may have strangled his wife on Saturday, then smothered his son in his bed a day later. Investigators refuse to officially comment, pending final confirmation by the coroner on the cause and time of the deaths."
PWTorch.com has learned that one major media entity has received an email purporting to be from a friend of the Chris Benoit extended family saying that Benoit accidentally killed his wife in a domestic argument, then panicked and killed his son later so his son could be with his mother rather than grow up without a mom and knowing his father as a murderer.
06-26-2007, 12:58 PM
06-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Leave it to CNN & Sports Illustrated to throw in the 'roids angle
Authorities also said they are investigating whether steroids may have been a factor in the deaths of Benoit, his wife and their 7-year-old son who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
06-26-2007, 01:07 PM
06-26-2007, 01:15 PM
If you check si.com, steroids is already a discussion. It alsolooks like he hung himself in his gym.
06-26-2007, 01:20 PM
**** the media. Just because Benoit was famous, this is a huge story. They're ignoring the fact that he murdered his 7-yr old son, and going straight to the steroids story. Chances are they'll find metabolites in his bloodstream. Then what?
E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
06-26-2007, 01:41 PM
besdies the steroid issue, much of this was known to the WWE last night, and they gave a tribute to this jackass. That is pathetic
06-26-2007, 01:54 PM
http://www.pwtorch.com/artman/publis...le_20636.shtml-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Nancy Benoit filed for divorce and an order of protection in May 2003. In the divorce petition, Nancy Benoit alleged that Chris Benoit, "lost his temper and threatened to strike the petitioner and cause extensive damage to the home and personal belongings of the parties, including furniture and furnishings. Petitioner is in reasonable fear for petitioner's own safety and that of the minor child." A judge issued a restraining order against Benoit and barred him from entering the family home. Nancy Benoit asked the court to dismiss the petition in August of that year. The couple later reconciled, celebrating together in the ring following Benoit's WWE World Championship win at Wrestlemania XX.
Chris and Nancy lived together since 1997, married in 2000, separated in 2003, and got back together shortly thereafter.
-A toxicology report will be issued at 3 p.m. ET today.
06-26-2007, 02:21 PM
http://www.pwtorch.com/artman/publis...le_20638.shtml-WWE.com has removed all Chris Benoit merchandise from the ShopZone catalog area.
-The Edmonton Sun has run a story on Benoit. Benoit was billed from and lived in Edmonton most of his life: http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Worl...6/4291839.html
-Here is the press release issued by the district attorney's office regarding the Benoit situation:
Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call from someone affiliated with the wrestling community concerned with Chris Benoit and the fact that he had not appeared for a scheduled event. In response to that call the Fayette County Deputies went to the residence located at 130 Green Meadow Lane in Fayette County and discovered three deceased bodies, Chris Benoit, Nancy Benoit and their 7 year old son.
All preliminary indications suggest that it was a murder/suicide. Out of an abundance of caution every possible scenario is under investigation.
Details concerning the manner of death and times and other details will require confirmation of the lab results and the completion of the autopsies. Our hope is that the autopsy reports will be complete today. The GBI Crime Lab is working diligently on this case but do have many other cases as well.
At this time a press conference has been scheduled for this afternoon at 3:00 pm eastern time in front of the Benoit home.
06-26-2007, 02:30 PM
And now comes AOL trolloping on the 'roid rage bandwagon..
Steroid abuse has been linked to depression, paranoia, and aggressive behavior or angry outbursts known as "roid rage."
06-26-2007, 03:22 PM
Huge bombshell...Sheriff's dept says he had prescriptions for AS. The fact they were prescriptions could lead to a investigation into HRT...could end up hurting legit ppl.
Also, according to Sheriff's Dept, his wife was killed Fri., his son Sat. and himself Sat or Sun.
His wife was bound at hands and feet. Son had no signs of struggle. Apparently, he placed a bible by both of their bodies.
E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
06-26-2007, 03:49 PM
i used to be a huge fan of his..but right now i hope he burns in hell for murdering that child and his wife
06-26-2007, 03:59 PM
It doenst make sense, I thought he was texting on sunday. And didnt he run out quickly on saturday? Did you guys see his bible thing, there was one next to his wife and son
06-26-2007, 04:05 PM
WWE News: Press Conference on Benoit - Nancy tied up, Bibles placed next to bodies
By Wade Keller, Torch editor
Jun 26, 2007, 14:35
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-Shepherd Smith on Fox News, when introducing the press conference, referred to Chris Benoit as "this Chris Benoit character," ran down the ways each died, and said now steroids are suspected as having triggered his actions.
-Lt. Pope said after a call for a "welfare check" prompted by WWE, they found all three bodies in the home mid-afternoon. He said autopsies have been performed and it is being considered a homicide-homicide-suicide. They said he murdered his wife by affixiation as far back as Friday, then his son Daniel the next day, then hanged himself likely on Sunday. He said toxicology reports can take up to several weeks to obtain. During questioning, he said there was no suicide note. He stuck with the term "asphyxiation" for the way both Nancy and Daniels died. He said Benoit was arrested for DUI in the past. He said there were no calls to his current residence for domestic abuse. A reporter asked if steroids or illegal substances were found. He said a lot of prescription medication he received from doctors with what they believed were legal prescriptions. When again pressed on whether steroids were found, he said he can't give them a list yet. He then said there were anabolic steroids when asked a third time. Regarding motive, he said they would not go into that at this time. Regarding the text message, he said he text messaged a friend and the friend saw it several hours after it was received by his phone. He would not go into the content of it. According to the doctor, several hours passed, no more than a day, between the son's death and Benoit's suicide by hanging. The wife's body was found in the office area, Daniel in his bedroom, and Benoit in the basement home gym. He estimated close to a full day between killing his wife and son. He said there was no evidence of Nancy resisting. The doctor from the crime lab estimates Nancy died some time on Friday. He turned questioing over to Fayetteville County D.A. Scott Ballard.
-Ballard said he is struck by the fact that a seven year old boy is dead. "I don't think we'll ever be able to wrap our minds around it completely," he said. He said the timing was bizarre because of the time that elapsed between the deaths of the two victims and the suicide. "It struck me as somewhat bizarre that he would even be in the home with their deceased bodies for some time, but we don't know that; we haven't verified it." He said there was a Bible placed next to the bodies of each of the victims. He said Nancy was bound by her feet and wrists and there was some blood under her head in what he felt was a family room upstairs. She was wrapped in a towel. There were no such body treatments of the son, who was found in his upstairs bedroom. He said he had no idea about the motive. "I'm baffled why anyone would kill a seven year old baby. I have no idea about a motive." He said there was no evidence he was trying to hide the bodies. No 9-1-1 calls came from the house. He said he didn't know anything about Chris telling WWE he had a family emegency to deal with. He said at this point they are all pretty confidence it was a murder-suicide, they will "alert to any evidence to the contrary." He said they will reexamine everything when the toxicology reports comes back. He said it would probably more than two weeks, though. He reconfirmed steroids were found in the residence. He said he didn't know if there were firearms in the house.
-Fox News anchor Smith then summarized the press conference and what it reconfirmed or revealed. He said he missed "one of those PPV things the WWE folks do." He added: "We have reason to believe he was a steroid user." He said steroids were present in the home. "With a doctor's prescription - you bet - but they were there." He discussed the situation with reporter Trace Gallagher regarding "roid rage." He wondered how long it can go on and how long it can last. "We're look at three separate incidents of roid rage over the course of three days," said the reporter. Dr. Steven Garner was interviewed. He said roid rage can cause such incidents. He said there are very few documented cases, but there are strange stories related to steroids. He said, "There people develop psychosis and that's a total break with reality. They don't know what they're doing. They halucinate. They don't know what they're doing. They hear voices in their heads telling them to kill people." He explained that once a user get off steroids, his testicles cannot return to producing testosterone at a normal level and depression can result - leading to suicide with teenagers. A former homicide investigator was interviewed next. He said he has been on scenes where he's seen people trip out due to steroids. "They get this unbearable strength and they seem to lose their mind," he said. "If they drink alcohol at the same time, it adds to it. It's taken about six or seven officers at scenes I've been at to hold a guy down who was flipping out from roid rage." Smith said: "Think about this guy. This guy's sitting in his hosue with a dead wife, then he's got a dead kid, then he's dropping Bibles all over the place. Then he's killing himself. You can't even process that." The doctor said steroids mixed with other prescription drugs make it much worse. They went on to note that "60 wrestlers" have died under the age of 45. "It's astounding. Astroniomically astounding. Nobody really focuses on it because wrestling is kind of a circus, an athletic soap opera. We don't really care about the players, apparently, because this is a continual cycle or drugs, road shows, alcohol, and they're travelling 250 days a year. The more wild your show is, the more money you make. That in the end turns out to haunt you. The doctor said typically wrestlers take more steroids than their should. Reporter Trace Gallagher and Shep Smith agreed that WWE is "under the fence." They brought up the HBO Real Sports interview where Vince McMahon got mad at the subject being brought up. "I know it's entertainment and it's not regulated the same way professional athletics are, but somebody is going to pay hell if this turns out the way we think it is."
Notice how Fox is pretty much trying to blame EVERYTHING on steroids.... *******s..
06-26-2007, 04:07 PM
06-26-2007, 04:13 PM
06-26-2007, 04:22 PM
06-26-2007, 04:30 PM
nah i wouldnt go that far..they blamed steroids on titus and his wife murdering and burning that body of there assistant to..there was nothing long reaching
06-26-2007, 04:31 PM
Yeah but realistically, BB'ing doesn't have that Global "all-ages" appeal as Wrestling does - so that kind of changes the equation unfortunately...
06-26-2007, 04:45 PM
Steroids may not be the cause but cetainly could have to contributed to whatever happened..The toxicology reports should prove interesting.From all the reports he was a very good family man,so something must of gone terribly wrong..I just dont understand how anyone can harm a little child especially his own.He must of been suffering some serious depression or severe chemical imbalance or something...JMO
Here is an interesting fact 60 wrestlers have died under the age of 45..Something to think about.
Last edited by MaDmaN; 06-26-2007 at 05:03 PM.
06-26-2007, 06:14 PM
06-26-2007, 06:20 PM
ESPN had a further update where the kid had needle marks on his arms as the family thought he was undersized and they believe the kid was being given GH for some time
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