The Kansas City Star obtained the police report from the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide which shed light on the mindset of Belcher just two months prior to the crime.
According to the report, Belcher sent a text message to his secret girlfriend expressing “turmoil and frustration” with his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. But the messages take a disturbing turn when he tells the secret girlfriend that he “would shoot” Perkins if “she didn’t leave him alone”.
Less than two months ago, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher sent a foreboding text message to a secret girlfriend, expressing turmoil and frustration with his longtime girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins.
In the message, Belcher said he “would shoot” Perkins “if she didn’t leave him alone,” according to police reports obtained by The Star. At the time, the secret girlfriend thought Belcher was joking.
Belcher, 25, told his 22-year-old secret girlfriend that Perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, “knew exactly how to press his buttons and make him angry.” He told her Perkins had “threatened to take all his money and his child if they split up.”
Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, had moved in with the couple about two weeks before their deaths because they were having “relationship problems due to financial issues associated with Perkins’ spending habits.” Shepherd said the argument that preceded the killings “was in regard to one or both of them going out as in to a club or partying.”