Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy & their 7 year old son Daniel were all found dead in their home in Atlanta, Georgia. Benoit had canceled a pay-per-view appearance at “Vengeance” in Houston because of “personal reasons” a day before, where he was to have competed in the challenge for the EWC World Championship title. Friends of Benoit were concerned after they received some strange text messages from him and they informed WWE officials, who in turn called the cops in Atlanta. On the police reaching his house, they found Benoit’s body in the weight room. His wife & son’s dead bodies were also found in other rooms.
The police are treating this as a double murder-suicide case and they said that at this moment they aren’t pursuing any other suspects. They will know more when the autopsy report gets published. Investigators believe Benoit, (pronounced ben-WAH) killed his wife and 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 the Whitewater Country Club. The District Attorney said that there was no gun involved but declined to state as to how they died.
How did this happen? Why Chris, Why? is the question on each & ever Chris Benoit fan. He seemed to have it all and there are many people out there who have theories about what actually happened. Things like, he snapped, his wife cheated on him and he killed her (but then why kill his son), she killed the two of them, etc etc. I can’t believe it and it won’t sink in for a long time. My current favourite wrestler and second fav of all time is dead and being accused of horrendous crimes.
Song for the day – “Whatever (the Chris Benoit theme)” – OUR LADY PEACE