WWE wrestler Chris Benoit was found dead Monday. According to Variety, he is suspected of killing both his wife and his seven year old son by asphyxiation. He then hung himself.
The WWE sent out a detailed press release Tuesday. The company said it was "shocked" at the latest developments in the Benoit tragedy and "concerned by sensationalistic reporting."
The report indicates that steroids had nothing to do with the killings. That left WWE in the awkward position of stressing that Benoit deliberately killed his wife and son. The company noted in particular that Benoit's wife's "feet and hands were bound and she was asphyxiated, not beaten to death."
The release continues, "By the account of the authorities, there were substantial periods of time between the death of the wife and the death of the son, again suggesting deliberation, not rage. The presence of a Bible by each is also not an act of rage."
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