Selected Court Cases

In re: Chris Benoit

The Forensic Panel was retained to conduct a definitive psychological autopsy of the wrestling champion. Mr. Benoit had killed his wife and son, before killing himself in their Georgia home. The case touched on sorting out the effects of head trauma, marital strife, psychotropic medicines, special-needs parenting, and performance enhancing drug effects in an elegant intersection of several disciplines.


Specialists reviewed records, followed up on the input of key witnesses and assessed the stressors and contributing factors leading to the murder-suicide that occasioned his death, informing our consideration of an unusually broad range of possibilities of the mysterious tragedy.