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What was going on in the Benoit household?

A completely random post…

I haven’t blogged about the bizarre case of pro wrestler Chris Benoit, who killed his family and hanged himself a few weeks ago, but details from the medical examiner’s report were just released and they are pretty mind-blowing.

This was a chemically-enhanced horrorshow that makes you wonder what on earth kind of home life this poor child of Benoit and his wife Nancy had.

* Chris Benoit’s body contained 10 times the normal level of testosterone, as well as amounts of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone.

* Nancy Benoit tested positive for Xanax, hydrocodone, the painkiller hydromorphone, and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.184 percent, over double the level at which Georgia law considers a driver intoxicated.

* Daniel, their young son, had Xanax in his system (the article suggests he was sedated before he was killed).

While there’s no proof that high levels of testosterone are definitely connected to violence and erratic behavior, 10x the amount coursing through your blood stream is an insane imbalance. The authorities did find prescription anabolic steroids in the home as well.

It’s such a tragic senseless event.

What I can’t figure out is who looked the other way/got paid off —  the doctor involved in giving scripts for Benoit, Dr. Phil Astin, is charged with overprescription of performance enhancing drugs to other wrestlers as well. You have to think this is the tip of the iceberg.

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