Milestones Jul. 9, 2007

DIED

AFTER HIS FRIENDS reported receiving odd text messages from him, police searched the Georgia home of chiseled pro wrestler Chris Benoit, who had canceled a weekend pay-per-view event for "personal reasons." In the house, investigators found prescription anabolic steroids--and the telegenic "Canadian Crippler," his wife Nancy, 43, and their 7-year-old son dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Officials said Benoit--the 2004 world heavyweight champ whose signature move was the "crippler crossface"-- strangled his wife, smothered his son, placed Bibles beside them, and hanged himself on the pulley of a weight-lifting machine in a rage that may have been steroid-induced. He was...

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