Chris Benoit Death Considered a Murder-Suicide

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The sad story of Chris Benoit and his family is becoming clearer.

Around 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Atlanta police found the body of this former WWE star and his wife and son in their Fayette County home.

According to CNN, authorities were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide. Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "The details, when they come out, are going to prove a little bizarre."

Those details may emerge after the completion of autopsies scheduled for Tuesday.

Investigators believe Benoit killed his wife and seven-year old son over the weekend and then himself sometime Monday. The bodies were found Monday afternoon in three different rooms of the house on Green Meadow Lane, in a subdivision off a gravel road about two miles from Whitewater Country Club.

The autopsies were scheduled to be done at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in DeKalb County.

Ballard said a gun shot was not the cause of death, but would not provide any further details at this time.

World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that it asked authorities to check on Benoit and his family after being alerted by friends who received "several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning."

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OH MY GOD! SOME PPL....RESPECT FOR THE DEAD GUYS .RESPECT FOR MRS B AND HER SON IL HOLD JUDGEMENT ON CHRIS FOR NOW

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do u think his wife tapped out? then the boy, flying headbut from the top bunk..... 1 2 3, dealt with.

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hey bryan ( the commenter below me) your just mad because at one point you went to a wwe event and chris benoit didntslap your hand. and another thing say you were to kill your family but you were a famous idol to kids wouldnt you want people to remember you and a goos person. R.I.P. Benoit

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CHRIS BENOIT DID SEEM VERY NICE.. BUT I WOULD BE VERY DISGUSTED IF HE ACTUALLY DID DO IT. AND IM GLAD WWE DID HAVE A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO WAS ACTUALLY DEAD... VINCE IS STILL ALIVE.. I HATE WWE FOR PUBLICITY STUNTS LIKE THIS

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WHAt HE DiD WAS LiKE SOO tOtAly CRAzY, WHy WOUlD hE dO THAt?
HE WAS FAM0USE Nd EVEYTHIn. HE JUSt RUiNd HiS LiFE! ! ! ! !!

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We dont fyl sad of leavin a cold blooded murderer from this word, who killed a 7 yr boy of his own n his wife, NO nyd to fyl sorry 4 him. I ws shockd 2 c most of us appriciatin him after wat he had done..

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Such a tragedy for his wife, son & family. As far as he goes, just another "roid punk" off the planet. What do you expect of people who inject pure violence and rage into their backsides. If they could only see how stupid they look, all wild-eyed and pumped up. It's sad they believe this is what makes them a "man".
Feel sorrow for the 7 year old that will never grow up. What a coward to take his own life and not being around to face the music.

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well i will still pay my respect to chris benoit even after all this has happened. my thoughts havent changed about him. i will always think of him as a wrestler not a murderer. R.I.P CHRIS BENOIT

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Chris Benoit would never do anything to hutrt his family! It was the MOST important thing in his life. He wouldn't just kill them. And if they believe that he did kill them, why would he only kill his wife and one son..why not his Whole family?!?...

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i love chris bemiot he was my favorite wrestler and until the police have all of the facts i'm not going to make any conclusions of my own. this whole thing has gone crazy the media should just stay out of all of this bc they are making everything worse

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