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May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/14/08: Benoit 911 Calls: Instant Analysis

Some first thoughts on the audio evidence collected in the previous post, “Still More Benoit 911: WWE Security Chief Sounds Truly Clueless.”
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/15/08: Benoit, the Fayette County Sheriff, and Scott (Armstrong) James’ Non-Statement Statement

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:
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/15/08: Why the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Could Use a Credibility Transfusion Along About Now

So Detective Harper was having a little fun. A regular riot, he is. But why am I, along with the many others interested in getting to the bottom of the Benoit story, not laughing?
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/15/08: Second-Day Notes on Benoit 911 Instant Analysis

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.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/15/08: Ex-FBI Agent, Working for WWE, Poses as Benoit Family Investigator

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.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/15/08: Reprint of SLAM! Wrestling Column on Benoit Investigation

Reprint of SLAM! Wrestling Column on Benoit Investigation Thursday, May 15th, 2008 [originally published at SLAM! Wrestling on May 5 under the headline, “Benoit case is […]
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/16/08: Who Said Everything Out of Dennis Fagan’s Mouth Was Worthless?

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.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/17/08: Benoit Text Messages: We Probably Don’t Have All of Those, Either

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.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/18/08: Meltzer Is Confirmed Correct — WWE Wrestler Says Some of His Texts to Benoit Didn’t Show Up

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.