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Update: Levens the Suspected Shooter in Murder-Suicide, According to Autopsy Results

Autopsies conducted by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner’s Office are leading authorities closer to ruling the deaths of the fighter and his wife a murder-suicide, with Levens as the suspected shooter.  A spokesman for the coroner described the fatal gunshot wounds to, saying: “It was a chest wound that penetrated her heart and killed her and his was to the head.”

The two were found next to one another in their bed, with a gun found next to Levens’ body.  Autopsy results put the deaths at around four days ago.

In the Laguna-Niguel condo the Orange County Sheriff’s Department found prescription painkillers and anti-depressants, though the pills were not in the typical pharmaceutical containers.  

An AP report claims that police had visited the condo twice in the last month, once for a possible overdose.  An “anonymous source” tells NBC Sports that Levens was “never the same” after the suicide of IFL teammate Jeremy Williams in May of 2007.

Levens’ one-time agent, Ken Pavia, described him as having become “disenchanted with his career and the sport.”

No suicide note has been found.

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UFC fan- December 22, 2008 at 7:03 am
Hey anonymous: shut the fuck up!

Leven s is like anyone else who dies by suicide or stupidity.
Tanner was a moron, and died "death by stupidiity" and now hes a practical guru, and saint for his efforts. Levens will be a saint soon, cause of the goofy fuckers like like pencil dick anonymous who cant even put his name on his thoughts.
Cowards will always have a following from loser EMO's. He and Tanner both are now more popular thatn they ever were.

gvd- December 21, 2008 at 12:31 am
"Anonymous Says:
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 11:14

I think you just need to show some respect. Dead=No more reason to bash. Leave it to mainstream fanboys to somehow feel violated by this and have to bash. Leave your peace; and if its not a well-wish; stfu."

Thank you.
Anonymous- December 20, 2008 at 11:14 am
I think you just need to show some respect. Dead=No more reason to bash. Leave it to mainstream fanboys to somehow feel violated by this and have to bash. Leave your peace; and if its not a well-wish; stfu.
Imbecile- December 19, 2008 at 10:26 am
Personally, I think people like Benoit and Levens need to be shamed after death, and recognized for the cowardly bitches that they are. The more you pansy little bleeding hearts try to "understand" what they were going through, the more you buy into exactly what they want. They want people's sympathy, and they want people to look at their tragic lives and go, "poor guy, he had to deal with so much heartache and depression." The fact is, having that viewpoint only encourages cowards like Benoit and Levens to take the easy way out, because in doing so, they are assured people will try to feel their pain. It encourages others to do the same, since in death, they will get the pity they couldn't get in their otherwise comfortable life. People will pay attention to their petty little problems, in their petty little lives, and they finally get the attention they want.

Maybe, if we all put a high level of shame on what truly is a shameful and cowardly act, it will prevent others from doing it in the future because they won't want to be remembered as a bitch. Don't think people like this don't think about how they will be viewed afterwards when they choose this easy way out. The act itself is one of such supreme selfishness that you know they are only thinking about how the world revolves around them, and how everyone else is viewing them. Someone capable of something like this only thinks about themselves, so if everyone universally condemns people that choose such a cowardly course in ending their life, and murdering others, then maybe it won't be such an attractive option for such selfish pieces of crap.

You all can try to understand the pain that Levens was going through, but the fact of the matter is no pain justifies this, so I won't bother to try to "understand" what he was "going through." Lots of people are going through a lot worse and choose better options. Benoit and Levens died as bitches, and nothing more.
Rodney- December 19, 2008 at 9:50 am

I thought of the Benoit murders too. The ONLY thing I can say about this is at least he didn't choke her... the media would jump all over it as ammo against MMA... not that they probably won't go the steroid/violence angle anyway. But based on reports this guy was very disturbed, too bad she couldn't get out before it was too late.
emptyhandkiller- December 19, 2008 at 5:10 am
I am all for suicide. In fact, I will finish myself at the proper time. However, why couldn't that coward go off into the forest and do it, and why did he have to take his wife with him? He was a selfish disgrace. His wife would probably have been happy if he disappeared. She could have gone on without him. I can only imagine being her, trapped in a marriage with a lousy fighter who was depressed and and an idiot.
Anonymous- December 19, 2008 at 4:41 am
ha i see what your sayin brother. you're thinkin logically and tryin to put the pieces together that way, problem is, they weren't. nothing needs to add up or make sense, they (he) killed themselves, there's nothing logical about it. and usually a mans problem is his wifes as well. if $hits goin bad for him, its prlly goin bad for her too
Anonymous- December 19, 2008 at 1:13 am
i hate the murder-suicide cases. i wish they would leave other people out of their own problems..
Frank- December 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm
I'm sure were going to hear the same "steroid induced suicide" crap that was brought up when wrestler Chris Benoit took out his family. The fact is that depression is a killer. Sounds like that's the big causal factor here--that and drug abuse. Sad. I could never understand the whole suicide thing. When I check out, I'm going kicking and screaming.
Krazy Kracker- December 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm
I think he was never the same after the suicide of the IFL.

@ Derly
Actually women shoot themselves in the heart all the time. Almost all female suicides with a weapon, in fact. They are too scared/vain to shoot themselves in the face/head. Already thinking of that open casket I guess... Not saying that's what happened.

Some of you twats have some sever emotional issues. Not sure how you... meh, nevermind. If you don't know I'm not going to bother telling you.
Derly- December 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm
Well either way it's murder. You can't take someone else's life like that given consent or not. And most people do leave notes upon suicide even as helpless, worthless, and selfish as they feel. They want others to know what happened, and why they gave up.

I'm going to go with it being as a murder suicide, because it sure as hell sounds like a murder. From the report given by the coroner's spokesmen she was shot in the heart he was shot in the head. You don't self-inflict a shot to the heart, and you usually don't have someone "execute" you upon suicide.

I'm not saying he's trash or a scumbag, but it definitely sounds like someone was robbed of life. While other loved ones of his wife's family are put through a tragedy they don't need.

No one reports about the wife having problems only him, thats why I don't believe this is what she wanted.
Levens' Ghost- December 18, 2008 at 9:20 pm
Don't do drugs, kids

Work on your gogoplatas, instead.
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 8:57 pm
@ derley
no, i dont think they would have thought, "hey, our lives are so fu#%3d up that we should kill ourselves, but lets leave a note so everyone knows we did it together..." i dont think they would have thought of anyone else but themselves if thats what they were doing, prolly not something that was really crossing their minds... had some bigger things going on ya think? not sayin one way or another, but i wouldn't rule it out one bit simply because there wasn't written proof
Warcraft- December 18, 2008 at 8:36 pm
Agree, this some tragic news and some even more tragic are the unneeded negative comments.
2 people are dead and not from natural causes/accident have some fucking emotions for your fellow man. No one will be getting better they are both 6ft under and all I mostly read are good he died a pussy etc etc.
Leave the judgements for a higher power and stop sounding like some assholes.
squirrelnuts- December 18, 2008 at 7:06 pm
fucking tragic.
Derly- December 18, 2008 at 6:49 pm
@Anonymous that posted the following
"maybe they wanted to die together...? they were layin on the bed together... not sayin its right, just sayin' circumstances may not be as some are assuming eh?"

You think they would have left a note. Assuming if the wife wanted to die together, both of them would leave a note. If you were to let your loved one kill you and then themself would you go without leaving a note? The reason would be to let others know your significant other wasn't take selfishness to another level. It really looks like a murder when there isn't a note.
CWR- December 18, 2008 at 6:26 pm
Am I the only one that feels that the comments involving the deaths today have been tasteless and low. Not that this makes anything any better but depression can be very serious and it sounds like Levens was insane. My regards to the families.
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 6:05 pm
maybe they wanted to die together...? they were layin on the bed together... not sayin its right, just sayin' circumstances may not be as some are assuming eh?
Jay Smith- December 18, 2008 at 6:02 pm
@ All
Damn fellas, have a little sympathy. I see your points, and I have even made similiar comments in the past so, PLEASE don't think I'm being judgemental, but we can do better than this.
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm
what a scumbag. rot in hell, biyatch.
Clozer- December 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Yep, I have to agree. Pathetic excuse for an individual and had to end his wife's life adding to his own selfish act! To think that turning into a shitty fighter makes you want to take your own life, damn find a new hobby poosay.
Clozer- December 18, 2008 at 4:30 pm
Still sucks, regardless of the reasoning or lack there of. Families have been tormented for this senseless act.
Imbecile- December 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Disgusting coward! He died a bitch, and nothing more.