Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Normal Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:21 am

By Doug Farrar | Shutdown Corner – 28 minutes ago

Police lockdown outside the Chiefs' main facility. (@dannyparkins)

Reports are just coming in regarding a tragedy involving the Kansas City Chiefs, but here's what we know at this time. According to KCTV-5 News in Kansas City, an Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend at a house near 54th street and Chrysler Avenue on Saturday morning.

The player then drove to a practice facility near the team's main campus and took his own life. The team's Arrowhead practice facility was evacuated and is currently on police lockdown.

"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning," the team said in a statement this morning. "We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."

According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the name of the player will not be revealed until his family is informed. Glazer also reports that Chiefs players have been asked to assemble at the team's main facility so that they can be informed of all the details.

The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead at 1:00 PM ET Sunday.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Last edited by Wrapitup on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:52 pm; edited 2 times in total

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend

Post by Wrapitup on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:48 am

Dec 1st, 2012 at 11:35 am by Dan Zinski
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Unspeakably horrible report coming out of Kansas City today. This morning a player now confirmed to be linebacker Jovan Belcher walked into the Chiefs’ practice facility and shot himself in the head. Further reports say Belcher murdered his girlfriend before killing himself. One account of the incident says Belcher was confronted by coaches at the facility and shot himself right in front of them. To add an extra layer of horror to the whole thing, Belcher and his girlfriend just had a baby.

Not that such things should even matter at a time like this, but the NFL has reportedly told the Chiefs’ Sunday opponent the Carolina Panthers that the game is on and they should travel to Kansas City as planned. It’s possible the game may be postponed between now and then and this probably would be the proper thing to do in light of this morning’s events.

A four-year veteran, Belcher played his college ball in Maine and was signed by the Chiefs in 2009 after going undrafted.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:43 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:29 pm

Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Self in Front of Coaches, Police After Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend

By ALYSSA NEWCOMB (@alyssanewcomb)
Dec. 1, 2012
Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, committed suicide today in front of his coaches and police officers outside the team's stadium, shortly after he fatally shot his girlfriend, police said.

"We heard that they had been arguing in the past [and] as far as recently, they'd been arguing before the shooting occurred this morning," Kansas City Police spokesman Darin Snapp told ABC News Radio.

The name of Belcher's girlfriend has not yet been released, but police said she and Belcher recently had a child together.

Kansas City Police were first alerted something was wrong by the girlfriend's mother.

"The individual that called, the mother of the victim, stated that her daughter's boyfriend is the one who shot her and he is a Chiefs player," Snapp said.

It is believed Belcher drove to Arrowhead Stadium shortly after the shooting and police were called.

"When the officers arrived, when they were pulling up, they actually observed a black male who had a gun to his head and he was talking to a couple of coaches out in the parking lot," Snapp said. "As officers pulled up, and began to park, that's when they heard the gunshot and it appears the individual took his own life."

Snapp said the coaches told officers they didn't feel they were in any danger from Belcher.

"They said the player was actually thanking them for everything they'd done for him," he said. "They were just talking to him and he was thanking them and everything. That's when he walked away and shot himself."

Kansas City is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and the league has told the Panthers to go ahead with their travel plans because the game will be played as scheduled.

In a statement posted on their website, the Chiefs said they are "cooperating with authorities in their investigation" and did not mention Belcher by name.

The 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, and had spent all four seasons of his career with the team. He has played every in game since joining the team.

Originally from West Babylon, N.Y., where he was a three-time all-America wrestler in addition to playing on the football team, Belcher went undrafted out of the University of Maine, where he started all 45 games in which he played.

He signed with the Chiefs as a rookie free agent, started 15 of 16 games his second season and last year started all 16 games as left inside linebacker.

Belcher expressed gratitude for his NFL career in an article posted on Nov. 21 on the Chiefs' website that has since been taken down.

"First and foremost, God. Family and friends just keeping me focused, coaches and just everyone," he said.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:01 pm

NFL
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt calls murder-suicide ‘incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family’

DAVE SKRETTA
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Associated Press
Published Sunday, Dec. 02 2012, 12:40 PM EST
Last updated Sunday, Dec. 02 2012, 1:44 PM EST

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered his condolences Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it “an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family and for our organization.”

Hunt spoke to The Associated Press on the field before the Chiefs’ game against the Carolina Panthers. He said the Chiefs consulted with the league about whether to play the game as scheduled, but ultimately left it up to coach Romeo Crennel and the team captains to decide.

Should the NFL game between the Chiefs and Panthers in Kansas City have been postponed?

Crennel, general manager Scott Pioli and defensive co-ordinator Gary Gibbs were in the parking lot of the Chiefs’ practice facility Saturday morning when linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself in the head. Belcher had shot his girlfriend multiple times at a nearby residence minutes earlier.

Hunt said Pioli called him from the parking lot immediately after the shooting, and that he flew from his home in the Dallas to Kansas City on Saturday afternoon.

“I spent the evening last night at the team hotel with them,” Hunt said. “I wanted to be there with the team, with the coaches, to let them know I love them and support them and know what they’re going through, and particularly the guys who were present in the parking lot when Jovan took his life. I know this has to be incredibly difficult.”

The Chiefs had several counsellors on hand at the team hotel Saturday night. The NFL and the players’ association have also pledged their support to the team.

Hunt said that Belcher was “a player who had not had a long concussion history.”

Belcher was in his fourth year with the Chiefs after making the team as an undrafted free agent out of Maine, and team officials said he was particularly close to Pioli.

“We have a lot of players who were struggling, people who had spent countless hours with Jovan over the last several years, the linebacking group in particular,” Hunt said. “I know it’s going to be difficult for them today. I told them all we can do in a situation like this is pull together as a family and support each other.”

Kansas City police have not released a motive for the shooting of 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, other than to say the couple had been arguing in recent days. They left behind a 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, who was being cared for by family.

The Chiefs intend to help start a foundation to help the infant later in the life.

“We lost two members of the Chiefs family,” Hunt said. “Kasandra was part of our Chiefs women’s organization, and had done things in the community with the CWO group. They have a daughter now, Zoe, who is an orphan. I can’t imagine how difficult that’s going to be for her.”

The Chiefs had a moment of silence for all victims of domestic abuse before the national anthem on Sunday. After running back Peyton Hillis scored a touchdown on the opening possession, he ran to the sideline and gave the ball to Crennel along with a hug.

Hunt said that he had a number of conversations Saturday with Commissioner Roger Goodell on whether to play the game against Carolina as scheduled. Ultimately, Hunt asked Crennel to discuss with team captains how they wanted to proceed.

“Of course, the captains had been in conversation with their teammates,” Hunt said, “and they unanimously believed the right thing to do was play the game.”

The Chiefs family has dealt before with murder-suicide. Retired tackle Jim Tyrer, a mainstay on the Super Bowl champion team of 1969, was reportedly despondent over not finding a job when he shot his wife and himself in their Kansas City home on the morning of Sept. 15, 1980.

There have been other tragedies that have struck close to home.

Mack Lee Hill, an undrafted fullback who went on to star for the Chiefs in 1965, died of complications following surgery on an injured right knee. The Chiefs later inaugurated the Mack Lee Hill Award given every year to the outstanding rookie.

On Feb. 8, 1990, eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Thomas died of a massive blood clot two weeks after he was paralyzed in a traffic accident. He had been thrown onto the pavement when the vehicle he was driving flipped on a slick, snow-covered highway.

On June 29, 1883, popular running back Joe Delaney drowned in his native Louisiana while saving three children from drowning. He had rushed for 1,121 yards his rookie year in 1981, and set four team records, helping the Chiefs post their first winning record since 1973.

“I’ve spent a fair amount of time reflecting on the other losses the organization has suffered, and no two of them were the same,” Hunt said. “Every situation is different, but it’s still a loss, a tremendous loss.”

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:28 pm

crying I have been feeling so sad about this.
Of course I wonder wth caused him to do this? Some are joking about the bad season KC is having causing it. I am not finding any humor in that. I admire they took the field and played the game today. BTW they won.
avatar
Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Slys Hunny on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:51 pm

Im mad at all the people saying what a great guy he was. He MURDERED his girlfriend the mother of his child!! What makes that something to shower praise on him? If it was Joe Blow off the street he wouldnt be put on a pedestal for it so why being a KC Chief makes it alright? I dont have any sympathy for him. I only have sympathy for the pain he caused. He is not a hero and shpuldnt be remembered as 1.
avatar
Slys Hunny

Join date : 2011-01-30

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by raine1953 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:28 pm

Very good point Slys and I agree. It's easy when it's someone famous for one to question "what made he/she snap?" - of course that does not matter, what matters is a little girl is orphaned and families on both sides are left in shock and grieving.
I do agree w/ LM about the team deciding to take to the field today in spite of this and playing hard.
avatar
raine1953
Administration
Administration

Join date : 2010-01-21

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:21 pm

I agree with both of you.

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:22 am



[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
|
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
|
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


By SYDNEY LUPKIN
Dec. 2, 2012
The death of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, the latest in a string of tragic NFL suicides, has left the player's teammates, coaches, family and friends wondering what could have led a man described as generous and caring to murder his girlfriend -- the mother of his 3-month-old daughter -- and then kill himself.

Kansas City police say Belcher, 25, shot and killed his girlfriend Saturday morning before going to the team stadium and and committing suicide by shooting himself in the head as he was talking to coaches.

"When the officers arrived, when they were pulling up, they actually observed a black male who had a gun to his head and he was talking to a couple of coaches out in the parking lot," Kansas City Police spokesman Darin Snapp told ABC News Radio. "As officers pulled up, and began to park, that's when they heard the gunshot and it appears the individual took his own life."

It's not yet clear what prompted Belcher's actions, but his suicide follows those of former NFL players Junior Seau, 43, and Dave Duerson, 50, both of whom died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the chest in the last two years.

The suicides of Seau, Duerson and a number of other NFL players have been blamed on concussions racked up from playing the violent sport, and a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, but that may not be the case for Belcher.

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said today that Belcher was "a player who had not had a long concussion history," even though he was a three-time all-America wrestler and a star on the football team at his West Babylon, N.Y., high school.

Seau's and Duerson's brains are both being studied at Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, where researchers have already learned that Duerson had CTE, which may have led to his suicide.

CTE is a progressive, degenerative disease found in people who have had brain trauma from repeated blows to the head, according to the Center. It includes brain tissue degeneration and a buildup of an abnormal protein called tao, resulting in symptoms including confusion, aggression, and depression. Ultimately, CTE results in dementia.

In 2006, former Pittsburgh Steelers player Terry Long killed himself by drinking antifreeze, and former Philadelphia Eagles player Andre Waters shot himself in the head. Both of them suffered from CTE.

Researchers at Boston University found evidence of CTE in 12 of the 13 professional football players' brains they received between 2008 and 2010, according to the university. CTE can also be found in hockey players, wrestlers, and boxers.

"Football is entertainment in which the audience is expected to delight in gladiatorial action that a growing portion of the audience knows may cause the players degenerative brain disease," ABC News' George Will wrote in a Washington Post column published Aug. 3 just before he appeared on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

Will cited Seau and Duerson in his column, both of whom committed suicide after 2010, adding that 62-year-old former NFL safety Ray Easterling committed suicide in April 2012. Esterling's autopsy revealed that he had dementia and depression brought on by CTE.

NFL players have become significantly larger over the last 30 years, which may cause more injuries, Will said on "This Week." Although there were only three NFL players who weighed more than 300 pounds in 1980, there were 352 in 2011, he said. Three of those players weighed more than 350 pounds.

"Repeated, small but repeated blows to the head, the brain floating in the pan in the skull, now we know causes early dementia and other problems," he said, adding that football will have to change from "down below" as parents refuse to let their children play a sport that could give them brain trauma.

Seau's death in May prompted NFL player Jacob Bell to quit the sport altogether, leaving behind his contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

"We're getting so much money, so much glory, so much fame; we're boosting our egos so much by playing a sport that's violent and could later on risk our lives," Bell said in May.

CTE researchers from Boston University were unavailable, and do not comment on players' deaths until more research is obtainable.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:25 am

Am moving this to the DV thread.

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Friends: Chiefs' Jovan Belcher and girlfriend had strained relationship

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:33 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Visit NBCNews.com for [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Visit NBCNews.com for [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



The day after Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend and then killed himself, fans mourned a tragedy. NBC's Than Truong reports.

By Isolde Raftery, NBC News

The relationship between Kansas Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, became strained after the birth of their daughter, family and friends say.

Belcher, 25, fatally shot Perkins, 22, Saturday and then drove to a stadium parking lot where he committed suicide in front of two coaches and the team's general manager, leading many to wonder what went wrong in Belcher's promising young life.

Perkins’ friends and family described a fraught relationship, though Belcher's family said outsiders can't really know what was going on between them.

The night before she was killed, Perkins went to a Trey Songz concert with some friends "to take a break," Lynell Diggs, a friend who was with her told Newsday.

"He [Belcher] didn't want her going out with the baby at home," said Diggs.

PFT: Coach says he 'wasn't able to reach the young man'

According to police reports, Belcher and Perkins were arguing around 7 a.m. on Saturday. Also at their home was Belcher's mother, who was visiting to help care for their three-month-old daughter, Zoey Michelle.

Around 7:50 a.m., Belcher shot Perkins several times. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Belcher drove 15 minutes to Arrowhead Stadium where he stood in the parking lot and thanked general manager Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach Gary Gibbs, for what they had done for him, news reports said. Belcher had played three seasons for the Chiefs and had started in nearly every game.

Then he pulled the trigger.

Angela Perkins, 32, Perkins' cousin, told Newsday that Belcher and Perkins hadn't been getting along for some time. She had visited around the time the baby was born, she said.

She said having a baby and Belcher's busy schedule strained their relationship, according to Newsday.

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, left, and coach Romeo Crennel stand together before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday, the day after witnessing linebacker Jovan Belcher kill himself.

Perkins' Instagram profile suggested a different story. On Friday, fewer than 24 hours before she died, she posted photos of Belcher smiling and kissing their daughter.

Outside Belcher’s mother’s home Saturday in West Babylon, N.Y., where he grew up and attended high school, friends and family gathered. Jerseys and Letterman jackets had been hung up along the outside of the house. Trophies and photographs lined the ground beneath.

They raised plastic cups to toast Belcher, who was described as quiet, thoughtful, a role model.

Belcher played football in West Babylon but wasn't recruited to play college ball, according to the Boston Globe. Rather, he was a star wrestler who kept trim — 6-foot-2 and under 200 pounds.

In 2008, Belcher told the Globe: "I do like being the underdog because you can come up and surprise people."

At the University of Maine, Belcher became the team captain and was named national defensive player of the year.
"When he got to campus, he was a phenomenally impressive young man, in how he conducted himself in and around the young men in our program," Maine coach Jack Cosgrove told the Globe at the time. "We were fortunate nobody else recruited him."

Cosgrove described Belcher's "infectious smile" and said he was a great role model who worked well with children — the football player had been a child development and family relations major.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Video plays on its own. Please press "pause" if you've already seen it.

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:29 pm



Jovan Belcher: Family of slain girlfriend breaks their silence

One day after Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then took his own life, the Kansas City Chiefs played their best game of the season, a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers that ended an eight-game losing streak suddenly rendered trivial. (Dec. 2)

The Associated Press
4:47 p.m. CST, December 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Breaking their silence for the first time, the family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher said Monday their "hearts are truly broken" and asked for privacy while they grieve the loss of two loved ones.

Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed suicide in the practice facility's parking lot, police said. The couple had a 3-month-old daughter, Zoey.

"Our hearts are truly broken for Kasi was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend," the family said in an emailed statement. The family also asked that the media "respect our privacy during this difficult time."

"Please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the Belcher family," the statement said.

Kansas City police Sgt. Marisa Barnes said Monday that authorities hope to deliver an investigative report to prosecutors on Tuesday.

"They're moving it along just like any other case. There's a formal process it has to go through," she said.

Dan Ferguson, a spokesman for Jackson County, said the medical examiner's office has completed examinations on the bodies of both Belcher and Perkins. A full autopsy report would not be available for six to eight weeks, he said.

In an incident report released Monday, police said officers were called to the Kansas City home of Belcher, 25, and Perkins about 7:50 a.m. Saturday. Police found Perkins on the floor of the master bathroom. The report said she died from apparent gunshot wounds, but did not say how many times she had been shot.

Belcher then drove about five miles to Arrowhead Stadium. There, he was met by general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel, and Belcher thanked them for all they'd done for him.

The police report said that when officers arrived at Arrowhead about 8 a.m., they saw several people in the practice facility parking lot.

"As they approached, a subject later identified as Jovan Belcher, observed their presence and moved to an area behind a vehicle," the report said. "From that position Belcher shot himself one time in the head." Belcher was taken to a hospital, where he died, the report said.

Barnes said Monday that firearms found at the couple's home were legally registered to Belcher. It is unknown how many guns were found.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said Monday that Belcher's mother, who had been staying with the couple, was given temporary custody of the couple's daughter. But, he said, it was unclear Monday if the grandmother and baby were still in the Kansas City area or if they had returned to Belcher's home in West Babylon, N.Y. Perkins was from the Austin, Texas, area.

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and his wife, Whitney, also released a statement Monday asking for privacy. In it, the Charles' confirmed that Perkins and Whitney Charles were cousins, and that Perkins was a "not only family, but a friend and a loving mother."

"As my actual family and my Kansas City Chiefs family have been altered forever, we ask that you keep us and most importantly their child in prayer," the Charles' statement said.

Brianne York, 21, a friend of Perkins, said Sunday that Perkins met Belcher through Whitney Charles.

Belcher's relatives also provided statements Monday, as several relatives gathered outside of Belcher's boyhood home, looking somber and sad. Yamiesse Lawrence, a cousin of Belcher's, said the weekend's events were an "inconceivable tragedy."

"As a family, no words can express the sorrow we feel over the loss of Jovan and Kasandra," Lawrence read aloud.

She said the family is "overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion," and extends thoughts and prayers to the Perkins family.

Belcher's niece, Quaresha Boston, said the football player "embraced life and excelled at all he put his energy behind" and that God alone could "mend our hearts."

"We loved Jovan. His kindness, humility, respect and gratitude for family and friends were steadfast," she said. "... He was happy to be a new father and both he and Kasandra loved Zoey greatly."Evidently NOT!

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Last edited by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:53 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:50 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].


Bravo

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Wrapitup on Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Custody fight for baby of dead Kansas City Chiefs player, slain girlfriend

Post by Wrapitup on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:07 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. • Tensions are building in a legal fight between maternal and paternal grandparents over who should get custody of an infant whose father, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, killed her mother before taking his own life.

Four-month-old Zoey Michelle Belcher is with her mother's family in Texas, according to a lawyer for Jovan Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd.

Shepherd, of West Babylon, N.Y., had moved in with Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, about two weeks before the Dec. 1 shootings and was in the Kansas City home when her son fired several shots into Perkins' body.

After that shooting, Belcher drove a few miles to Arrowhead Stadium, where he spoke with then-head coach Romeo Crennel and then-general manager Scott Pioli before walking behind a car and shooting himself in the head.

Shepherd, Zoey's paternal grandmother, was given custody of the girl soon after her parents' deaths. She filed a petition in Jackson County probate court Dec. 14 asking to be appointed as Zoey's guardian and conservator of her estate, which could be worth millions of dollars, The Kansas City Star eported.

In an email to a probate commissioner, her lawyer, Gretchen M. Gold, disclosed that Zoey was no longer in Shepherd's care.

"Cheryl agreed to temporarily allow the maternal relatives (to) take Zoey to Texas for her mother's funeral," Gold wrote. "The maternal relatives have now ceased communicating with Cheryl Shepherd and have refused to return her calls or return the child to her care."

A probate commissioner has scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing in Independence to hear Shepherd's petition seeking custody of Zoey, and a second petition seeking appointment as administrator of her son's estate.

Zoey's maternal grandparents, Rebecca Anne Gonzalez and Darryl Perkins, and other Texas relatives have filed a lawsuit seeking temporary custody of the girl, that her residence be in Tarrant County, Texas, and that a guardian ad litem be appointed to represent her best interests.

The maternal grandparents also have asked for a social study "into the circumstances and condition of the child and of the home of any person requesting" to care for the child.

A Fort Worth judge is scheduled for a hearing on that case Jan. 22.

Shepherd's lawyer said in her email she is getting lawyers in Fort Worth to appear at the hearing.

"We intend to fight the matter in Texas on Jan. 22 if that hearing takes place," Gold wrote.

Zoey's estate or guardian will receive more than $1 million under terms of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, including $108,000 annually over the next four years, $48,000 in the fifth year and $52,000 each year until she turns 18. If she attends college, she can continue to receive that amount until age 23.

Money to care for Zoey also could come from a trust funded by the Hunt family, Chiefs coaches, players and employees, along with contributions from the public.

Also, Belcher's beneficiary will receive $600,000 in life insurance, along with $200,000 for each credited season. Belcher was in his fourth season at the time of his death.

There's also $100,000 in a retirement account that will go to his beneficiary or estate.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Chiefs player legally drunk when he killed girlfriend: autopsy

Post by Wrapitup on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:54 pm

By Kevin Murphy | Reuters – Mon, Jan 14, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and then took his own life last month, according to an autopsy released on Monday.

The report showed Belcher had a blood alcohol content of .17 - more than double the .08 level that by Missouri law makes a driver drunk.

Belcher, 25, killed Perkins, 22, in the bedroom of their home during an argument on the morning of December 1. He then drove to Arrowhead stadium, where the Chiefs play, and shot himself in the head.
The autopsy by the Jackson County Medical Examiner found that Belcher shot Perkins nine times, inflicting wounds to her neck, chest, stomach, legs and hands. She had negligible blood alcohol content, the autopsy showed.

Head coach Romeo Crennell and General Manager Scott Piolo, who have since left the Chiefs, tried to talk Belcher out of shooting himself. But he put a handgun to his temple and pulled the trigger. He was pronounced dead shortly after reaching the hospital.

Belcher and Perkins, parents of a three-month-old girl, had a stormy relationship, according to a recent police report.

Belcher had been visiting another girlfriend the night before the shooting, witnesses told police.

Police questioned Belcher about five hours before the shooting when he was spotted sleeping in his Bentley automobile on a street near the second girlfriend's apartment.

A video shows officers questioning Belcher outside his car. But he showed no outward sign of being drunk and was not given a blood alcohol test.

Belcher assured officers he was not getting back in the car and instead went into the apartment building after calling one of its occupants, according to police records.

He asked to be awakened at 6:45 a.m. so he could go to a team practice, police reports said.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Himself At Team Facility After Killing Girlfriend/Update: Autopsy shows he was legally drunk when he killed his girlfriend.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum