LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Chemical tests might explain why pro wrestler Chris Benoit’s killed his wife and son and committed suicide, acts that the wrestler’s father said he had no clue were coming, ABC News report.
Michael Benoit said by phone from his home in Alberta, Canada, that his family is shocked and in disbelief over the slayings.
Anabolic steroids were found in Benoit’s home, leading officials to wonder whether the drugs played a role in the killings, which took place last weekend. Some experts believe steroids cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as “roid rage.”
Chris Benoit strangled his wife and 7-year-old son, placing Bibles next to their bodies, before hanging himself on the cable of a weight-machine in his home, authorities said. No motive was offered for the killings.