Saturday, June 30, 2007

Benoit deaths still treated as murder-suicide

Deaths still treated as murder-suicide
DA: Web post won't shift focus

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 06/30/07

The Chris Benoit killings will continue to be treated as two murders and a suicide, despite an online posting about the mother's death made before the bodies were found, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said.

"I am confident the conclusion of our investigation will be murder-suicide," Ballard said Friday. "That is based on the medical examiner's report and other evidence."

A user of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, admitted making edits to wrestling star Benoit's profile, mentioning the death of his wife, Nancy, more than 14 hours before authorities arrived at the crime scene. Last weekend, Benoit killed his wife and mentally impaired son, Daniel, 7, before committing suicide, officials said.

The anonymous Wikipedia user, in a lengthy post added to the Web site early Friday, wrote of being "deeply sorry" and called the situation a "terrible coincidence."

Ballard, district attorney for Fayette County, where the Benoits lived, said the posting is being investigated, but added it won't change the thrust of the case.

The Wikipedia user acknowledged being from Stamford, Conn., home of World Wrestling Entertainment, Benoit's employer. In the message, the individual claimed no connection to WWE.

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"terrible coincidence."?
Make that coincidences.
One: His wife's death was posted 14 hours before the police found the bodies.
Two: The poster was in Stamford, Conn., where World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters is located.

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