The Real Victim in Kansas City Football Player Murder-Suicide

4 Dec

In case you’ve been under a rock. The story goes, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, murdered Kasandra Perkins, his 22-year-old girlfriend and mother of their 3-month-old daughter, before taking his own life in front of his head coach, and linebackers coach at the Chiefs headquarters on Saturday.  According to yahoo news, the couple had argued over relationship and financial issues for months before the tragic events unfolded on Saturday. The couple argued early Saturday morning after Perkins attended a Trey Songz concert and had drinks with friends, while Belcher reportedly “partied” in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Belcher was angry that Perkins had been out so late and ended up sleeping in his own car. Police woke Belcher up at 7 a.m. and considered him fit to drive himself home. Upon his arrival, Belcher and Perkins argued again, with Belcher’s mother hearing her son say something along the lines of “You can’t talk to me like that” before pulling the trigger.


From the Kansas City Star:

Seconds after fatally shooting his longtime girlfriend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher leaned over her in their master bathroom, said he was sorry and kissed her on the forehead.

His mother, who heard gunfire as she stood in the kitchen, rushed to her son’s bedroom and watched his remorseful goodbye.

Belcher apologized to his mother, kissed his 3-month-old daughter and fled his rented home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in his Bentley.


The report goes on to state that Belcher drove the five miles to the team’s headquarters, where he met Pioli in the parking lot. Belcher exited his vehicle with a gun pointed at his head and told Pioli that he had killed his girlfriend. Belcher, who signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maine, thanked Pioli for all he had done for him and asked that he and owner Clark Hunt look after his daughter.

Pioli and Crennel attempted to dissuade Belcher from committing suicide, but as police closed in, Belcher reportedly said “I got to go…I can’t be here” before kneeling down behind a vehicle, making the sign of the cross and firing a single bullet into his head.


The real victim here is is Kasandra. A young woman, young mother, who died because of a senseless selfish act. The media seems to be more focused on Jovan because he was “famous” but he is also a murderer. He [Jovan] could have just sought help, or taken his own life, and not left his new born daughter, parent-less. I feel like his decision was very selfish. I am disgusted by certain blog sites whom are making him seem like a victim in the matter, when he committed a heinous crime. Which will affect a child, for the rest of her life. Knowing her daddy, killed her mom, leaving her alone.


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