WWE Wrestler and Family Found Dead in Likely Murder-Suicide

WWE superstar Chris Benoit was found dead in his Atlanta home Monday night, along with his wife and 7-year-old son. While authorities initially declined to comment formally, they were not searching for suspects outside the home, and it now appears Benoit murdered his wife and young son, and then took his own life.

The wrestler was scheduled to appear in WWE matches on both Saturday and Sunday, but he informed the organization that he had to deal with a family emergency instead. It appears Benoit strangled his wife on Saturday, and then smothered his son in his bed the following day. On Monday, he hung himself in a weight room in the family's house. Formal results of the autopsies will not be available for at least two weeks.



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