Scientific Wrestling: The Chris Benoit Murders & Suicide: Exploring The Role of Head Trauma in Murde

I was completely shocked to hear of WWE wrestler buy hgh Chris Benoit’s death this weekend. I was even more shocked and utterly disappointed to hear that he murdered his wife and son as well. Benoit was the only performer on WWE that drew my attention due to his technical wrestling prowess. I was really at a loss to understand the evil that Benoit perpetuated in the prolonged murder/suicide.

While the media seems to want to make steroids the scapegoat, it may not be the only driver behind his sickening behavior. There was an interesting article in the New York Times that suggested that head trauma may have a role The article is here.Head trauma is coming to light in modern neurological / criminal research as a primary cause of this type of evil behavior:

In it, former WWE wrestler and Harvard graduate Christopher Nowinski makes the suggestion that concussions may be the reason and I completely agree. The deliberate nature of the murder/suicide (e.g., the prolonged acts, the placements of bibles next to the bodies, the sending of text messages to colleagues, etc.) do not lend themselves to “Roid Rage”. Unfortunately, Chris was ultimately responsible for these atrocious acts, not anabolic steroids (this isn’t to say unprescribed anabolic steroids aren’t bad, because they are).

“In a similar case many years later, a head injury may have transformed a man into a serial killer. During an ocean voyage to America in 1945, Raymond Fernandez, 30, experienced a life-changing event. As the young man climbed a flight of steps to the ship’s main deck, a hatch cover slammed onto the top of his head. Fernandez suffered a serious concussion and remained in a coma for a week. When he awoke, it was clear that he had undergone a personality transformation.

Whereas before he was courteous, well mannered and displayed an even disposition, he soon became argumentative, quick to anger and difficult to control. Over the next few years, Fernandez may have murdered 17 women with the help of his girlfriend, Martha Beck. They were eventually executed at Sing Sing prison in 1951″

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