At seven months and considerable cost (I’ll try to get numbers), the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide investigation had to be one of the longest and most expensive in the history of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Yet with respect to a linchpin source of information, former wrestler and current referee Scott James (Armstrong), the sum of what the taxpayers of suburban Atlanta got in return is in the following six sentences on pages 27 and 28 of the 52-page case summary:
My comment that the details of the conversation between WWE’s Rich Hering and Sheriff’s Lieutenant Pope represented “the major remaining question for the Monday timeline” was way off. There are just so many remaining questions, and I have no earthly idea where the Hering-Pope dialogue will fit in that queue.
The list of people who applied for and received the complete file of open records from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide investigation includes a gentleman by the name of Clifford E. “Cliff” Cormany, Jr.
As Fagan points out in this 911 call, my earlier question is irrelevant. If people who knew what they were doing had wanted to enter the property at a time earlier than when the Fayette County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Monday afternoon welfare check, they could have done so, dogs or no dogs.
I now notice that one of my criticisms of Meltzer, in my May 7 post “Benoit: What the Missing Voicemail Evidence Would Explain,” http://muchnick.net/babylon/2008/05/07/benoit-what-the-missing-voicemail-evidence-would-explain, may have gone too far.
A WWE wrestling colleague of Chris Benoit, who sent a number of text messages to Benoit that showed up in the log of the Fayette County sheriff’s report, told a friend that he sent still other texts to Benoit that did not appear in the log.