This NFL murder-suicide just took a turn for the worse as more details have been revealed. Kansas City Chief’s player Jovan Belcher shot & killed his girlfriend before shooting himself because she allegedly told him he was NOT the father of their baby daughter.
Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, seen below, said the couple argued over the paternity of their three-month-old daughter right before the murder suicide at her son’s home in Missouri. Shepherd was in the home when her son shot Kasandra Perkins, 22, nine times before fleeing. He is believed to have kissed her dying body and their baby daughter goodbye before he left.
Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he thanked coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli for all they’d done for him. As police arrived, Belcher slipped behind a car and put the gun to his head and killing himself.
The couple had been receiving counseling for relationship and financial problems, police said. A spokeswoman said she would not comment on the doubts raised over baby Zoey’s paternity. We’ve learned little Zoey is set to receive more than $1million over the years until she reaches 18. It is not clear if this was based on the results of a pregnancy test.
Belcher’s beneficiary will also get $600,000 in life insurance, a $100,000 retirement account and $200,000 for each of the four seasons played. A Kansas City police spokeswoman said the baby’s paternity wouldn’t be part of the department’s murder-suicide probe.
‘That would not be something they’re going to investigate,’ said Sgt Marisa Barnes. ‘It’s a “he-said, she-said” so there’s no way to investigate. It would be nothing more than a civil matter.’
The horrific murder suicide has shaken the NFL and begun a discussion of gun ownership and mental health issues. At least seven players have given up their guns – handing them over to the security personnel for their teams, Sports Illustrated reports. Several hundred mourners gathered for the NFL linebacker’s funeral near his hometown on Long Island, New York.
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