Police: Chiefs' Belcher kills girlfriend, self

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Police: Chiefs' Belcher kills girlfriend, self
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Sat, 12-01-2012 - 5:59pm

While this is tragic, I was really upset by the fact that very little mention is made of the girlfriend, and NONE of the baby, when it was reported on ESPN before today's college football game. I emailed them & said that the ones they SHOULD focus on are the girlfriend he murdered and the baby daughter who is now an orphan.

Police: Chiefs' Belcher kills girlfriend, self

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Saturday morning and minutes later, holding a gun to his head, thanked his general manager and coach before shooting himself outside the teams's practice complex.

By DAVE SKRETTA

AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Saturday morning and minutes later, holding a gun to his head, thanked his general manager and coach before shooting himself outside the teams's practice complex.

Authorities did not release a motive for the murder-suicide, though police said that Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had been arguing recently. The two of them have a 3-month-old girl who was being cared for by family.

Belcher thanked general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel before pulling the trigger, police spokesman Darin Snapp said. Officers had locked down the Chiefs facility by midmorning.

The team said it would play its home game against the Carolina Panthers as scheduled on Sunday at noon local time "after discussions between the league office, Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Chiefs team captains."

A spokesman for the team told The Associated Press that Crennel plans to coach on Sunday.

Belcher was a 25-year-old native of West Babylon, N.Y., on Long Island, who played college ball at Maine. He signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, made the team and stayed with it for four years, moving into the starting lineup. He had played in all 11 games this season.

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At halftime I heard that the coach spoke about the tragedy & mention that the couple would be alive if not for guns. On NPR yesterday there was a discussion about his comments some said they were inappropriate especially gun supporters were upset about their precious guns being mentioned in a negative context.

 


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My heart breaks for that little baby and all their families. I did hear them talking about the girlfriend and baby on CNN this morning, and saying the couple might still be alive if he didn't have a gun. The whole thing is just tragic.