An already tragic story has taken another devastating turn, as it has been discovered that former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher had texted his ‘secret’ girlfriend that he “would shoot” victim Kasandra Perkins just months before the gruesome murder-suicide.
On December 1st, Belcher shot and killed Perkins before driving to the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, and taking his own life after a short discussion with Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel.
The puzzling murder-suicide immediately sent shock-waves throughout the entire NFL, as the reasons and motives behind this horrific act remained largely unclear.
Suspicion about another woman in Belcher’s life loomed ever since he was found asleep in his car by police outside of a female’s apartment building, who wasn’t Perkins, just the night before the tragedy. Perkins was the mother of Belcher’s 3-month-old daughter.
The Kansas City Star has obtained a police report that states Belcher had texted the ‘secret’ girlfriend a message saying that he “would shoot” Perkins if “she didn’t leave him alone.”
This news is certainly upsetting considering it shows that Belcher planned to murder Perkins, erasing the possibility that the murder occurred out of blind rage. The twisted idea of planning and executing the killing of your daughter’s mother and yourself is truly unfathomable.
Belcher’s mother provided possible motives behind Belcher’s actions, saying that the couple was having financial troubles of late due largely to Perkins’ alleged spending habits.
Belcher and Perkins had also had an argument about attending “a club or partying” soon before the crime occurred, according to Belcher’s mother.
It doesn’t matter what the last straw was that sparked Belcher’s unthinkable actions, because the lives of two young people were lost far too early, and the life of a 3-month-old child has been affected forever.
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