Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide: Police Release Timeline Of Events
By Mack Rawden 2012-12-18 14:36:06
More details are starting to emerge surrounding the deaths of Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend/ baby mama Kasandra Perkins, and they paint the picture of a relationship that was spiraling out of control. Just two weeks prior to the murder/ suicide, Perkins’ mother moved in with the couple to try and manage her daughter’s spending habits and several months before that, Belcher told a woman he was seeing on the side that he would “shoot (Perkins) if she didn’t leave him alone”.
On the night of November 30, those frustrations started coming to a head. According to The Kansas City Star, Perkins attended a concert with some friends while Belcher went to his secret girlfriend’s house to drink and play cards. At around 1 AM, Belcher and Perkins argued over her whereabouts, and the Chief reportedly decided to sleep in his car outside the mistress’ house. Police were later called to the scene over reports of a suspicious man sleeping in the parking lot.
Belcher explained the situation to the officers, and after knocking on his mistress’ door and getting no response, he stayed the night with the woman’s neighbors, sleeping on their coach. He reportedly seemed in good spirits and left around 6:45 AM. Perkins reportedly confronted him about his behavior when he got home, and after a prolonged argument, he shot her numerous times. He then apologized to Perkins’ mother, kissed his child, drove to Arrowhead Stadium and asked for head coach Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach Gary Gibbs. After confessing what he did and thanking everyone in the organization for helping him, he fired a bullet into his brain.
The police released the detailed account earlier this week, and while the toxicology reports haven’t come back on either Belcher or Perkins, authorities don’t expect them to change the basic facts at all. Pop Blend’s sincerest thoughts go out to all those affected by this tragedy, most notably Belcher and Perkins’ child.