Reports Say Jovan Belcher Struggled With Head Injuries, Alcohol & Painkillers Before Murder-Suicide

More is developing after this weekends horrible murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chief’s Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. The couple, who shared a 3 month old daughter where seemingly happy on the inside but according to new reports, there was a little more going on.

Via NY Post

A pal of Belcher’s told the Web site Deadspin.com that Kasandra Perkins, the mother of Belcher’s 3-month-old daughter, had threatened to leave him for good amid fighting between the pair.

The couple had only recently reconciled after Perkins left their rented house in Kansas City with the baby at one point to stay with friends. Perkins had returned, but friends said the relationship was still volatile.

It didn’t help that he was drinking every day and taking painkillers while dealing with the effects of debilitating head injuries, the friend said.

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said today that Belcher was “a player who had not had a long concussion history.’’

Belcher, 25, and Perkins, 22, had argued for the last time when she returned home late from a concert Saturday morning. But the Belcher friend said the concert was only a “tipping point.”

“This was the result of a long-term conflict,” the pal said. “She made it clear that she was leaving and would contact a lawyer’’ to fight for custody and child support.

Cops today revealed that Belcher shot Perkins nine times before committing suicide with a different gun. His mother witnessed the slaying; she had been in town to help Perkins with the new baby, sources have said.

Belcher’s mom will be taking custody of her grand daughter who was just in the other room when her mother was killed. This is extremely heart breaking.

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