Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The details of the Benoit Family deaths are pretty grim, but I'm going to give them to you in a nutshell from what I've heard so far. The rumor/report is that WWE Star Chris Benoit gets a call from his wife and he has to leave a scheduled PPV appearance for an emergency. He comes home to find his son dead by the hands of his wife. In a fit of rage he kills his wife, and then later himself.
UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting that..."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. One source told TMZ that Benoit was texting friends during Sunday's WWE "Vengeance" Pay-Per-View program -- possibly watching the show with his son, who may have been alive at the time. According to sources, Benoit then hanged himself Monday in a weight room inside the family home."
Ugh....that website background that they took down makes me feel even more sick about this whole thing (see below).
Last Update/Rumor to add to the mix. This website is reporting that....."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.
Well I just want to share with you this screen shot to display how much sesnitivity the WWE seems to have in regards to this tragic event.....
See that background of splattered blood....you think you might want to change that perhaps?!?!?!?! Good lord....the stockholders and parties involved with WWE should be ashamed of themselves.
Here's a snippet of Vince's "performance" last night after the WWE told ticketholders to head home...
Wrestling Superstar Found Dead (TMZ)
UPDATE: There are varying reports out there, but the above one is the latest I heard on the radio on the way in.
UPDATE #2: Just like Jeff noted in the comments....the bloody page is gone. See for yourself....
UPDATE #3: The first description of the act has been updated to include the new findings from TMZ. The original post was from the details I heard on the radio on the way in. Either way you slice it....this is pretty nasty stuff.