Wrestler kills family, then himself
A wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. cancled an appearance in Texas on Saturday, and was found dead Monday in his suburban Atlanta home, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Chris Benoit, 40, also suffocated his wife and seven-year-old son before hanging himself. The three were discovered by authorities Monday. Friends had requested law enforcement check on the family after receiving disturbing text messages from Benoit. Authorities found multiple prescription drugs in the home, including anabolic steroids. United States health officials have linked this type of steroids to angery outbursts, something that could prove as a motive in this case. WWE authorities said Benoit passes a random drug test in April that included a screening for steroids, but they said they could not confirm whether or not he was using the steroids at the time of death. Toxicollogy reports have not been completed in the case and authorities said it could take weeks to get the results back.