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Benoit Story: Parents of Nancy Benoit dispute that Daniel had Fragile X or any medical condition:

The parents of Nancy Benoit are saying that their grandson, Daniel Benoit, not only did not have Fragile X Syndrome but didn’t have any kind of medical problem.

The parents of Nancy Benoit were contesting a widely-reported aspect of the case — that Daniel Benoit had an inherted genetic developmental disability.

On Friday, Nancy Benoit’s parents said through their attorney that they were unaware that their grandson had a rare medical condition called Fragile X Syndrome, an inherited form of mental retardation often accompanied by autism.

Atlanta-based lawyer Richard Decker, who represents Paul and Maureen Toffoloni, told’s Elizabeth Merrill that the grandparents babysat often for Daniel and noticed no medical issues.

“To them, he’s always been a normal, healthy, happy child with no signs of illness,” Decker said. “And that’s not from a distance. That’s from day-to-day contact.

This could just be the words of proud grandparents blinded by grief. As the PWTorch article states in an interview that Chris Jericho did, Jericho said that he didn’t know that Daniel had Fragile X Syndrome but once he heard what the syndrome entailed he said that it fit Daniel to a T.

If Chris Benoit killed his family and himself over Daniel’s alleged Fragile X Syndrome it not only makes him a coward it also makes him a quitter.

13 thoughts on “Benoit's in-laws dispute Fragile X claim

  1. Jim says:

    this story is going to get weirder and weirder for a while… isnt it ?


  2. BelchSpeak says:

    I actually have a link on my site to, the official site of fragile X syndrome. I have a friend whose child has this, and it impaired his development to a significant degree.

    The photos of the boy show that he did not have Frax- The disease elongates the facial features to a degree.

    Also, its hereditary. It would have run in the family possibly for generations.

    Actually, the kid may have had a form of autism or another neurological disorder.

    The word out today is that Daniel was killed by the crossface crippler move.


  3. Jim says:

    please say you are kidding.


  4. Trench says:

    I’m pretty sure he’s kidding. From what I heard it was a type of chokehold.


  5. BelchSpeak says:

    Nope. I called it on my blog too that he likely killed them both by using wrestling moves- its what a psycho would do. Cops say he used the famous finishing move of the crippler-crossface.,,2003560001-2007300340,00.html


  6. BelchSpeak says:

    “Respected American wrestling writer Dave Meltzer added: *”There was bruising consistent with the Crippler Crossface on one arm and Daniel’s face. There were no bruises on his neck”*


  7. Jim says:

    thats what I mean… his finishing move on the show seems like a strange method to kill people.


  8. Jim says:

    doesn’t change how weird that is.


  9. Trench says:

    Except for the crossface doesn’t suffocate but it could break the neck.

    And Nancy was strangled with an electrical cord while he held his knee to her back.


  10. BelchSpeak says:

    Yeah, any way you slice it, it is brutally personal to kill someone with your bare hands. The rage and passion involved are hard to imagine.


  11. Jim says:

    Except for the crossface doesn’t suffocate but it could break the neck.

    *I didn’t think so either, but I figured that maybe I just didn’t know*


  12. Jim says:

    agreed and the lunacy it takes to perform your wrestling moves on your victims is unfathomable.


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