Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Steroid Roid Rage, Insanity or Marital Problems to Blame for Deaths?


Roid rage? Insanity? Marital Problems? What caused a pro wrestler to kill his wife, child and then himself. It is easy to jump to the conclusion that steroids caused the insane behavior. But is that why pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his son? We won't get an answer since Benoit hung himself in his own weight room.

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.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blaming cancer or crime upon steroid use has become all too common. While their may be a link, show me the scientific proof.


Muscle Man

Viper said...

Your insight, as always is well worth the time to read your site. One of the networks ought to give you a show.

I have to give you perks for looking beyond the stereo type for these type of crimes.

I am sure there are a lot of steroid users, including those treated for HIV, that have never had "roid rage."

Ms. Calabaza said...

I agree, I think roid rage is too simplistic an answer. There's probably a lot more to this story, but the media will blame it all on steroids.

Legal Pub said...

Unfortunately, it goes with the theme that Husbands, Ex Husbands, and boyfriends are always looked at first.

Anonymous said...

Everything, gets blamed on steroids. Question, if steroids are so bad, why are they prescribed for AIDS victims?

And if they cause rage, why aren't the HIV patients that are treated with roids, opening up a can of whoop ass on people all over the country?


Randy

Anonymous said...

Weird. This guy seemed to have it all on the surface of things...

Larry said...

Marital problems + steroids + mentally handicapped child + job stress = disaster.

Anonymous said...

Just a bad all around result.

Anonymous said...

Just don't blame it on roids!