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Old 06-25-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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Professional Wrestler Chris Benoit, Wife, and son found dead.

EDIT: Uhh I just realized we have a "Sports" forum. You can move and merge this people..

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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Whoa. That sucks.
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OmG...when I used to watch wrestling he and Sting were my favorites because Benoit looked like a friend of my dad's. Even today I still kept track of him. I think I might actually cry about this.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:12 AM   #5
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Now it's being called a murder/suicide. How sad.

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

Detective Bo Turner told television station WAGA that the case was being treated as a murder-suicide, but said that couldn't be confirmed until evidence was examined by a crime lab.

The station said that investigators believe the 40-year-old Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old son, Daniel, over the weekend, then himself on Monday. A neighbor called police, and the bodies were found in three rooms.

Lead investigator Lt. Tommy Pope, of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, told The Associated Press the deaths were being investigated as homicide, and that the causes of death awaited autopsy results on Tuesday. Pope said the bodies were discovered about 2:30 p.m., but refused to release details.

The house is in a secluded neighborhood set back about 60 yards off a gravel road, surrounded by stacked stone wall and a double-iron gate. On Monday night, the house was dark except for a few outside lights. There was a police car in front, along with two uniformed officers.

Benoit was a former world heavyweight and Intercontinental champion. He also held several tag-team titles during 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."

The native of Canada 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.

"My relationship with Chris has extended many years and I consider him a great friend," Carl DeMarco, the president of WWE Canada, said in a statement. "Chris was always first-class - warm, friendly, caring and professional one of the best in our business."
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Oh God, I hope that's not true, I hope that's not what really happened, but I won't be surprised if it is either
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I cried. This is one of the saddest things I've ever experienced.

Rest in peace, Chris.
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Oh my god!! He seemed like a nice guy, I hope the murder/suicide thing isn't true.
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The AP Press is saying that He strangled his wife, Smothered his Son and then hung himself.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...x.html?cnn=yes
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WTF. I can´t believe this...
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They're looking into steroids as a factor- that 'roid rage apparently can be pretty bad.
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thats fucked up...
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Some new stories are coming in that in 2003 Chris made violent threats to his wife Nancy and she feared for her safety and that of the children.
Right now, the police are saying that he strangled his wife, smothered his son and then hanged himself, but it might've happened over a two day period. At 3p EST, the police are supposed to issue a statement.

Once again, I just want to say that this is horrible and if these allegations are proven true, then Benoit's legacy within the industry he loved so much has been flushed down the toilet.

Either way, he, his wife and child are dead and the wrestling world will never see another performer like Chris Benoit.

Needless to say, WWE has scrapped the whole "McMahon is presumed dead" storyline.
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They're looking into steroids as a factor- that 'roid rage apparently can be pretty bad.
That was my immediate speculation.
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