Family Of Nancy Benoit Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Matt Boone

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The following is an excerpt from an article in today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Family sues wrestler Chris Benoit’s doctor
Wrongful death suit filed in federal court in Newnan
By MEGAN MATTEUCCI

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Carrollton doctor who prescribed drugs to professional wrestler Chris Benoit should pay for the lives of the wrestler’s deceased wife and son, the victims’ family says.

On Wednesday, the family filed a wrongful death suit in U.S. District Court against Dr. Phil Carroll Astin III and three unnamed drug distributors.

The suit claims that Dr. Phil Astin prescribed painkillers, steroids and muscle relaxants to Chris Benoit from June 2000 to June 23, 2007 – the day Benoit killed his family and then hanged himself.

Astin is now serving a 10-year prison sentence for illegally dispensing drugs.

Check out the complete article on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website here.

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