Jovan Belcher Threatened to Kill Girlfriend Months Before: Report
NFL linebacker told pal he'd shoot Kasandra Perkins if she continued to press his buttons.
According to newly released documents, Jovan Belcher threatened he'd shoot girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, months before he killed her and then himself Dec. 1. According to the Kansas City Star, the NFL linebacker sent a text to a “secret girlfriend” that read that he “would shoot” Perkins “if she didn’t leave him alone.” The girlfriend thought Belcher was only joking, the newspaper reported.
It tuned out to be no idle threat. On Dec. 1, Belcher, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, shot Belcher multiple times with a .40-caliber handgun before driving to the Chiefs' football stadium where he took his own life. The 60-page report by investigators sheds light on what was apparently a tumultuous relationship, plagued by “trust issues,” financial problems, and arguments over their 3-month-old daughter.
Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd was in the home at the time of the murder and told investigators the argument that led up to the killing “was in regard to one or both of them going out as in to a club or partying.” The document also laid out some of Belcher’s final words before he shot himself in the head in front of team management. “I’m sorry Scott,” Belcher said to general manager Scott Pioli. “I’ve done a bad thing to my girlfriend already.” (NewsOne)