Chris Benoit son
mentally disabled, McMahon says no "roid rage"
Daniel, the son of Chris and
Nancy Benoit, was mentally disabled leading to relationship
Investigators think Chris Benoit, 40, killed his wife
Nancy Friday and his 7-year-old son Daniel Saturday. He
placed Bibles next to their bodies, authorities say. Sometime
Sunday he hanged himself using a weight-machine pulley. The
bodies were found Monday at the Benoits' exclusive Fayette
County home near Peachtree City.
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According to the latest reports, Chris Benoit
son may have been suffering from "Fragile X Syndrome". The
Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental
impairment, it can lead to autistic-like behavior, and there is
no known cure. Lawyers with the World Wrestling Entertainment
claim that just days before the death of the Benoits, the couple
was arguing over carrying for their mentally disabled child.
The lawyers also claim that after Nancy Benoit
undergone surgery on her neck and was in pain, she wanted Chris
to stay more home more often, but not to quit wrestling.
About the killings
According to Scott Ballard, district attorney
for Fayette County:
Daniel appeared to have been killed in a
chokehold because he had internal neck injuries but no visible
Nancy Benoit, 43, had bruises on her back and stomach,
indicating her husband had his knee in her back as he pulled on
a cord that was around her neck.
Benoit killed himself by wrapping a cord around his neck that
was attached to a weight machine. He released the almost 240
pounds of weights to cause strangulation, Ballard said.
During the weekend, Benoit made groggy calls to co-workers and
left text messages, according to the WWE. In other calls, Benoit
said his wife and son were sick with food poisoning and that
they had gone to the hospital.
World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince
McMahon on Thursday urged people not to assume that steroids
played a role in the murder-suicide of pro-wrestler Chris
Benoit, his wife Nancy Daus and their 7-year-old son Daniel.
McMahon, speaking on NBC's "Today" show, said toxicology results
were needed to answer questions surrounding the death of Benoit.
On Monday, the WWE said in the press release that the murders
were not an act of "roid rage," because "the physical findings
announced by authorities indicate deliberation." But when asked
how could the WWE claim that steroid were not the cause of the
murder-suicide in the press release, McMahon said they were just
reacting to the hysteria of the media, and attempted to prevent
speculation that "roid rage" was a factor in the killings, until
proven by the lab results.
Toxicology test results may not be available
for weeks or even months, District Attorney Scott Ballard has
Published on 06/28/2007