WWE Wrestler Commits Double Murder/Suicide

An incomprehensible tragedy. WWE wrestler Chris Benoit is said to have asphyxiated his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel before hanging himself over the weekend. The three were found dead inside the family's secluded Fayetteville, Georgia, home on Monday. Sheriff's Department's Lt. Tommy Pope said, at a press conference outside the Benoit home on Tuesday, that legal prescription medicines, which included steroids, were found inside the house. A toxicology report is due within three weeks, but insiders are speculating that Chris acted out in a case of "roid rage." Before knowing the details surrounding the wrestler's death, the WWE canceled its live Monday Night RAW, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in lieu of the scheduled wrestling telecast. Now that the details of this unspeakable crime have come to light, WWE President Vince McMahon made this televised statement: "Last night on Monday Night Raw, the WWE presented a special tribute show, recognizing the career of Chris Benoit. However, now some 26 hours later, the facts of this horrific tragedy are now apparent. Therefore, other than my comments, there will be no mention of Mr. Benoit tonight. On the contrary, tonight's show will be dedicated to everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident. This evening marks the first step of the healing process. Tonight, the WWE performers will do what they do better than anyone else in the world -- entertain you." So sad.

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