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The Chris Benoit double murder-suicide occurred over a three-day period ending on June 25, 2007. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife Nancy Benoit, strangled their seven-year-old son Daniel, and subsequently committed suicide by hanging. Autopsy results showed that Benoit first murdered his wife. She was bound at the feet and wrists and died of asphyxiation some time on Friday, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told a news conference. She was wrapped in a towel and some blood was found under her head but Ballard said there were no other signs of a struggle.
The couple's son, who also died of asphyxia, was apparently killed as he lay in bed on Saturday morning, hours before Benoit committed suicide by hanging himself in his weight room. Chris Benoit placed copies of the Bible alongside the bodies of his wife and son, as well as a third Bible on his weight lifting machine.Since Benoit's suicide, numerous explanations for his actions have been proposed, including brain damage,steroid abuse,and a failing marriage with his wife.The murder led to numerous media accounts, and federal investigation into steroid abuse in professional wrestling.
Chris Benoit, according to District Attorney Ballard, committed suicide by hanging.Benoit apparently used a weight machine cord to hang himself by creating a noose from the end of the cord. When Benoit released the weights — approximately 240 pounds (110 kg), a total weight six pounds greater than that of Benoit's body — the move caused his strangulation. Ballard said the pull-down bar had been removed and Benoit was hanging from a pulley.
On Monday, June 25, WWE was notified of the text messages sent to Chavo Guerrero and Scott Armstrong. The company asked the Fayette County Sheriff's Department to check on the Benoit family. After discovering the bodies, the police notified WWE around 4:15 p.m., informing them that they had discovered three bodies at the Benoit home and the house was now ruled as a "major crime scene".
A suicide note was not discovered during the initial investigation, but a note was later discovered in another Bible that had been included in Benoit's possessions that was sent to his first wife. According to professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, "There was a note that was found in a Bible by the mother of Chris’s two children (Martina Benoit) that lives in Canada... The Bible was mixed in with Chris’s personal belongings that were shipped to them." Chris Benoit's father Michael Benoit stated, "He had a hand-written notation in there saying "I'm preparing to leave this Earth."