June 2, 2008
The mansion where Chris Benoit murdered his wife
and child before committing suicide is up for sale. It is for sale at $1 million. A second home owned by the Benoit family
in the Atlanta area is selling for $399,000.
May 30, 2008
Dr. Phil Astin, who has been connected with allegedly prescribing heavy amounts of steroids to Chris Benoit, was
indicted on Thursday of 175 federal counts of illegal prescription abuse. This is additional charges apart from his July 2007
indictment on seven counts of prescription abuse.
May 9, 2008
The final report from the Fayette County Sheriff's
Office, released in February, officially closed the case of the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide.
WWE's story, is that Benoit was just another guy, precisely like those
in other walks of life, who "went postal."
The WWE panel on the most recent Larry
King Live infomercial promoting WrestleMania reinforced this point when the subject came up ever so briefly.
A 52-page case summary and the hundreds of pages of ancillary documents
were made public under the Georgia open records law
August 6, 2007
The body of wrestler Chris
Benoit has been cremated, according to his father.
His dad, Michael said his son's organs were not harvested
for medical use. He said it's unfortunate, but Chris's organs weren't viable for donation.
Chris Benoit was born in Montreal Canada, but grew up in Edmonton. He decided to become a wrestler at the young age of 13.
The Nancy and Daniel Benoit Foundation for Battered Women and Abused Children
c/o Decker, Hallman, Barber and Briggs
260 Peachtree St. Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
The family will eventually speak to the public in greater detail about their son's death. However, for now they need more
July 26, 2007
Any reference to Chris Benoit has been edited off the DVD release of Vengeance 2007.
July 18, 2007
Canadian pro wrestler Chris Benoit's body contained 10 times the normal level of testosterone, as well as the anti-anxiety
drug Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone in his system when he killed his wife and young son last month and hanged himself
in the family's home, investigators said Tuesday. He tested negative for any alcohol
Benoit's wife, Nancy, tested positive for Xanax, hydrocodone and the painkiller hydromorphone.
Son, Daniel Benoit had Xanax in his system
between April 10 and when he died, Chris Benoit had treatment with testosterone," said Jerry McDevitt, a WWE lawyer.
July 16, 2007
Service held for Nancy and Daniel Benoit
Three weeks after they were found strangled in their home, the wife and seven-year-old son of professional wrestler Chris
Benoit were honored at a memorial service Saturday July 14, 2007 in Florida.
Chris Benoit: private services for him were to be held in Canada.
July 3, 2007
Fayette County prosecutor Scott Ballard said in a news release Tuesday that some of the boy's medical records have been
reviewed and they do not mention any pre-existing mental or physical impairment
Authorities have said Chris Benoit strangled his wife and son and placed Bibles next to their bodies before hanging himself
on the cable of a weight-machine.
Attorney Joseph Saia, who represented Nancy Benoit in a 2003 divorce complaint against her husband, also said the child looked
and acted normal.
Nancy Benoit was a wrestling stage manager who married Benoit in 2000.
July 2, 2007
The personal doctor of Chris Benoit was charged Monday with improperly dispensing painkillers and other drugs to patients
other than the pro wrestler from Canada.
Family doctor, Astin, prescribed testosterone for Benoit, a longtime friend,
in the past but has not said what, if any, medications he prescribed when Benoit visited his office June 22, the day authorities
believe Benoit killed his wife.
Astin was the supplier of various controlled
substances, including injectable anabolic steroids that were found in Benoit's home.
he prescribed a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Benoit every three to four weeks between May 2006 and May
Astin - The personal doctor of a pro wrestler who killed his wife and son before committing suicide was charged Monday with
improperly dispensing painkillers and other drugs to other patients.
June 25, 2007
Benoit is dead
A double murder-suicide
WWE cancelled its live three hour "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, after the bodies were discovered.
Benoit, his wife Nancy (former wrestling personality
'Woman') and their son Daniel, were found dead at their family home in Atlanta in separate rooms with a copy of the
bible beside each of them....No motive or note has been found.
40 years old.
Wife Nancy was 43
was 7 years old
Benoit missed a house show over the weekend and failed to
appear for the 'Vengeance' 2007
He strangled his wife sometime on
Friday...smothered his son sometime on Sunday...called WWE to say he had personal problems and could not be there at VENGEANCE..
and on Monday he hung himself in his basement workout room, hanging himself with a weight-machine pulley.
Nancy was found in an upstairs
family room with her hands and feet tied.
Benoit had sent two text messages to acquaintances, one saying
his wife and son were sick. ...the other to a neighbor saying the door to his home was open and the dogs were outside.
found anabolic steroids in the house and want to know whether Chris was unhinged by the bodybuilding drugs, which can cause
paranoia, depression and explosive outbursts known as "roid rage."
No motive yet for the killings
Nancy Benoit filed
for a divorce, saying the couple's three-year marriage was irrevocably broken and alleging....cruel treatment... She later
dropped the complaint, as well as a request for a restraining order.
Benoit made over $500,000 a year as a professional wrestler.
findings announced by authorities indicate deliberation, not rage, the company said, adding Benoit tested negative April 10,
the last time he was tested for drugs.
He lost the one tooth while roughhousing with his pet Rottweiler.
and never bothered to get it fixed according to WWE
Two days before he and his family were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide,
pro wrestler Chris Benoit told co-workers his wife and son had food poisoning and were throwing up, according to World Wrestling
Daniel suffered from a rare medical condition called Fragile X Syndrome, an inherited form of
mental retardation often accompanied by autism.
physician,Dr. Phil Astin. said the wrestler did not give any indication he was troubled when he met with the doctor hours
before the start of the weekend.
Chris went to Astin for
treatment of low testosterone levels. Astin said
the condition likely originated from previous steroid use.
Astin said. "He certainly didn't show any signs
of any distress or rage or anything."
Benoit received deliveries from Signature
Pharmacy and MedXLife.com, which sold steroids, human growth hormone and testosterone on the Internet.
including two of the pharmacy’s owners, have pleaded guilty in the investigation, and 20 more have been arrested,
including doctors and pharmacists.
In addition to causing paranoia and explosive
outbursts, steroids can also contribute to deep depression, according to experts.
In the days before pro wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and child and hanged himself, the couple argued over whether
he should stay home more to take care of their mentally retarded 7-year-old son, an attorney for the wrestling league stated.
That Chris used a "chokehold" to kill his son Daniel
He tied a 240 weight to excercise machine cable to hang himself
It also has been reported that the seven year old son,
Daniel Benoit, had old needle marks in his arms.
District Attorney Scott Ballard said, he had been told the parents considered him undersized and had given him growth
Two co-workers received a series of text messages from the cell phones of Benoit and his wife.
Most stated his home address in Fayetteville, about 20 miles south of Atlanta.
One message from Benoit's phone said: "The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open" according
Federal drug agents and sheriff's officials raided the office of pro wrestler Chris Benoit's personal physician in search
of records and other items, authorities said Thursday.
10 empty beer cans were found in a trash can in the Benoit home. An empty wine bottle was found a few feet from where
Benoit hanged himself.
Benoit was heard to say "Quality time with my family is a big vice. It's something I'll fight for and crave"
Chris was drafted to ECW
in June 2007
He was to have a match for the title against CM Punk
When he did not show for the event. WWE became concerned and sent out somewelfare people to check up on him.
Johnny Nitro was Chris's replacement at the last minute ...to an unhappy crowd... in the match against CM punk
Johnny Nitro won the match
MEDIA NEWS REPORTS COMING IN:
It has been reported that Chris Benoit strangled his wife then smothered his 7 year old son over the weekend ...and then
on Monday. he hung himself in his weight room. The bodies were found Monday afternoon on the 25th of June
Chris had passed a drug test earlier in the month at WWE
2005 Lottery Draft: Chris has been drafted back to Smackdown
Chris lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Randy Orton at SummerSlam2004.
Despite entering at No. 1, Chris Benoit won the 2004 Royal Rumble, outlasting all 29 other competitors.
Chris Benoit will be appearing with Chris Jericho at the New Orleans Convention Center on Jan 29, 2005 at 12:00pm
Coming Soon: Hard Knocks - The Chris Benoit Story. Order date: July 23. 2004
CHRIS wins match with Triple H for the title
In front of his hometown, Chris Benoit forced Shawn Michaels to tap out to the Sharpshooter. Triple H could only look
on helplessly as Benoit retained the World Heavyweight Championship, proving he is not a one-hit wonder.
NEW WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION 2004
Benoit was on born May 21,1967, he is 40 years old
5 foot 10
Weight: 220 pounds
From: Now residing in Atlanta
Married: to his wife Nancy
pets: two dogs
Finishing Move: Crippler Crossface
Career Highlights: World
Heavyweight Champion, WCW Tag Team Champion, WCW United States Champion, WCW Television Champion, Intercontinental Champion,
World Tag Team Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion
Chris also has two other children from a previous relatonship
Luckily for Benoit, his skill in the ring has led to much success with WWE. His first taste of gold came just four months
after making his jump to WWE when he defeated both Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle for the Intercontinental Championship on April
2, 2000 at WrestleMania XVI.
This tough guy deserves a championship...he is long overdue for some major recognition...He gets cheated out of the belt so
many times it has become a storyline.
Wrestling for over 18 years
Chris Benoit once competed under a mask as the Pegasus Kid Wrestling in Japan.
His famous moves:
The Crossface Crippler
The Snap Suplex
The German Suplex
CHRIS made the cover of the APRIL ISSUE OF RAW MAGAZINE 2004