The late Kansas City Chiefs player is reported to have texted the woman that he would kill the mother of his daughter
December 19, 2012 – Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then took his own life earlier this month, apparently sent a secret girlfriend a text message saying he “would shoot” his girlfriend, only months prior to killing her. That was according to a new police report.
The late Kansas City Chiefs player is reported to have texted the woman that he would kill the mother of his daughter, “if she would not leave him alone.” The police said the other girlfriend, who received the text, thought Belcher was just joking.
On December 1, Belcher shot and killed Kassandra Perkins and then drove his car to the stadium where he played and shot himself. He used a different gun to kill Perkins than he did to kill himself.
Cheryl Shepherd, Belcher’s mother, gave details of the events that led up to the murder. She told police that she moved in with Belcher and his girlfriend just two week prior to the incident because they had been having problems with their relationship because of issues regarding the spending habits of Perkins.
Shepherd also told police that the couple’s argument that preceded the killing was due to one or both of them partying and clubbing the previous night. The police said a bullet hole was found on the floor underneath the body of Perkins that went through into the basement, which might indicate that Perkins had been on the floor when Belcher shot her. Shepherd did tell police there was a loud thump prior to her hearing the gunshots.
Police said there were 10 apparent wounds from gunshots on the front side of the 22-year-old Perkins’ body along with five in her back. The medical examiner said four bullets remained inside her body.
At the stadium, Belcher met his coach Romeo Crennel and the team’s general manager Scott Pioli. Police said that Crennel yelled at Belcher to not take the easy way out prior to Belcher pulling the trigger.