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article imagePolice: Chiefs' Belcher kissed girlfriend after killing her

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By Yukio Strachan
Dec 4, 2012 in Crime
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Kansas City - Police allege that seconds after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, he bent over –– and kissed her forehead –– saying he was sorry, the Kansas City Star reported in chilling detail Tuesday.
The Star learned those details and others from multiple police sources Monday as officers continued their investigation into why Belcher, 25, pulled the trigger nine times, killing his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, the mother of their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, on Saturday morning.
Just before 8 a.m., Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, who came from New York to live with her son so the couple could work through their issues, heard them arguing, with Belcher telling Perkins, “You can’t talk to me like that!”
Then she heard gunfire.
Detectives don’t know what specifically sparked the argument between the couple at home, but a friend of Perkins told The Star they had argued around 1 a.m. Saturday when Perkins returned home from the Trey Songz concert and drinks with friends afterward. Belcher was mad she had stayed out so late, and he apparently left the house in anger.
Sometime later, Kansas City police talked with Belcher after finding him asleep in his Bentley on Armour Boulevard.
Another woman, Brittni Glass
The NY Post reported that Belcher spent an alcohol-fueled evening with another woman, Brittni Glass.
“I was with him that night, that’s it,” a reluctant Glass told The Post on Monday.
Glass claims that she had dinner with Belcher on Friday night. When their evening ended, Belcher spent several hours sleeping in his Bentley outside her home before he was awoken by police.
Officers determined he was able to drive himself home. Police believe he arrived home about 7 a.m., with the argument resuming and escalating over the next hour, the Star reported.
Cops said Belcher quarreled with Perkins and shot her nine times as his own mom watched in horror. Perkins’ body was found on a bathroom floor.
Belcher apologized to his mother, kissed his 3-month-old daughter, fled his rented home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue and jumped in his black Bentley, smearing blood on the gearshift, according to photos obtained by the NY Daily News Monday.
I killed her
Belcher drove to the only place he felt safe — to his other family at Arrowhead Stadium, police said.
As he covered the five miles from his home to the stadium, his violent act weighed on him, police believe.
“He probably realized he had done something and he couldn’t go back,” said Police Sgt. Richard Sharp.
In the parking lot of the practice facility at 1 Arrowhead Drive, Belcher encountered Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli. Belcher stepped out of his Bentley with a gun pointed at his own head, police said.
“I did it,” he said, according to police. “I killed her.”
Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach Gary Gibbs arrived in the parking lot and Belcher reportedly announced, “Guys, I have to do this.”
Crennel tried to dissuade him.
“I was trying to get him to understand that life is not over,” Crennel told The Star. “He still has a chance and let’s get this worked out.’’
With police sirens blaring in the background, Belcher then walked away from the men.
“I got to go,” Belcher said. “I can’t be here.”
He fell to his knees, made the sign of the cross, and fired a single gunshot into his head.
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