As part of the LoGrasso-Singleton proceedings, lawyers for the WWE have subpoenaed Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who first identified CTE, seeking to have him turn over his research on Chris Benoit and other deceased wrestlers. Omalu claimed that a posthumous examination of the brain of Benoit, who hanged himself after murdering his wife and son in 2007, revealed CTE, and the physician has been studying the brains of more recently deceased wrestlers such as Joanie "Chyna" Laurer, Jonathan "Balls Mahoney" Rechner and Brian "Axl Rotten" Knighton.
The year of 2007 saw the death of Chris Benoit and his family. To tell the short story of this incident, basically one night Chris returned home to his house and for whatever reason had decided to commit the unthinkable, he murdered his son in his bedroom, shot his wife and then hung himself. There is much speculation to have Chris did actually commit these sins himself or whether he was framed. But the evidence does point towards Chris Benoit committing the double murder suicide. There are many theories to what have happened. I am still a big fan of Chris in the ring, but what he did outside the ring is horrible.