News and Tribune

Community News Network

December 4, 2012

New details in Jovan Belcher death reported by KC Star

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Star released new details today in the murder-suicide case involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his live-in girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins.

According to the Star's interview with Police Sgt. Richard Sharp, the Chiefs were aware of the couple's problems and had been providing counseling to Belcher, 25, and Perkins, 22.

Additional sources indicated Belcher and Perkins had been arguing over the relationship and financial issues throughout the months prior.

Belcher fatally shot Perkins Saturday at the couple's home before fleeing to Arrowhead Stadium. He interacted with several members of the Chiefs' staff before shooting himself in the head.

Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel attempted to dissuade Belcher, telling the Star, "I was trying to get him to understand that life is not over. He still has a chance and let’s get this worked out."

Kansas City police assume Belcher killed himself because he was distraught over killing Perkins.

"He cared about her,” Sharp told the Star. “I don’t think he could live with himself.”

Read the Star's complete report.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Community News Network
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.