Latebreakers: Murder-suicide linked to steroids from compounding pharmacy

July 23, 2007

Chris Benoit, the professional wrestler who killed his wife and child before killing himself, received medications from a compounding pharmacy at the center of a sprawling steroid probe.

Chris Benoit, the professional wrestler who killed his wife and child before killing himself, received medications from a compounding pharmacy at the center of a sprawling steroid probe. Investigators from DEA and the Albany County, N.Y., district attorney who have been examining the records of Orlando, Fla.-based Signature Compounding Pharmacy revealed that Benoit had received packages from the pharmacy. In the steroid investigation, five pharmacists have pled guilty to felony charges, including the diversion of prescription medications. According to Fayette County, Ga., district attorney Scott Ballard, who has been investigating the Benoit case, the wrestler's seven-year-old son Daniel had needle marks on his arm, leading officials to believe that his parents were giving him human growth hormone.