What Legal Pub does know is that steroid abuse has been linked to depression, paranoia, and aggressive behavior by some so called experts. Other experts disagree as to whether steroids will make a nonviolent person become violent. Investigators don't know if Benoit had any drugs in his system right now. Look for that information in the future. Benoit (pronounced ben-WAH) killed his wife, 43-year-old Nancy, and then his son Daniel during the weekend. Benoit then killed himself on Monday.
Legal Pub also has reason to believe that Nancy Benoit filed for a divorce in May 2003 after three years of marriage. She alleged at the time "cruel treatment." She subsequently dropped the complaint and her request for a restraining order. At the time, she asked for permanent custody of Daniel and child support based on salary of $500,000 per year in the original pleadings. In response, Benoit had sought joint custody. Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship.