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BLUE RIDGE, Texas (AP) A memorial is being held in North Texas for the slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.
Family and friends gathered Thursday at a church in Blue Ridge to remember 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, five days after Belcher killed her then shot himself in the head.
Life Celebration Funeral Home says a separate service will be held Saturday in Austin, followed by burial in nearby Pflugerville.
Belcher shot Perkins at their Kansas City home Saturday morning. He then drove with a handgun to Arrowhead Stadium, where he thanked team officials before kneeling down and shooting himself in the head.
Perkins is survived by the couple's 3-month-old daughter, Zoey. According to the Turrentine Jackson Morrow funeral home, she is also survived by two siblings, her parents, grandparents and a great-grandmother.
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Police released the following video of Jovan Belcher’s early Saturday morning stop. This incident happened several hours before Belcher shot his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins at her home and then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself.
The video was taken just after 3a.m, apparently Belcher had fallen asleep in his car when police went to talk with him. The video is from...
As information continues to filter out about the events surrounding last week’s murder-suicide involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Police Department has released two videos. The first video shows police talking with Belcher on Friday night, the day before the shootings. Belcher was asleep in his car that night outside the home of his “other girlfriend,”...
Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins on Saturday before going to the Kansas City Chiefs stadium and killing himself – but he left something very important behind. His three month old daughter, with no parents. However, it is [...]
A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon.
The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance and Worship Center in Kansas City. The person who spoke to The Associated Press...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon.
The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance and Worship Center in Kansas City. The person who spoke to...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police released video Friday night that shows officers finding Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher asleep in his car just hours before he killed his girlfriend and later shot himself.
The recording was among two dashboard videos made available by police nearly a week after the murder-suicide. The second video shows an officer responding to Arrowhead...
Police released video Friday night that shows police officers finding Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher asleep in his car just hours before he killed his girlfriend and later shot himself at the team's facility, according to The Associated Press.
The video — recorded from a police cruiser —was among two recordings made available by police nearly a week after...
Recordings of a 911 call show Jovan Belcher's mother begging her son's dying girlfriend to stay alive after the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot her.
The Kansas City Chiefs attended a private memorial service after their Wednesday practice for Jovan Belcher. Belcher, who this pass weeked murdered his girlfriend then commited suicide, was eulogized by Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. Pioli, along with head coach Romeo Crennel and defensive coordinator, Larry Gibbs, witnessed Belcher take his own life in the [...]
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported on Twitter that Zoey Belcher will be taken care of financially by the NFL.Belcher’s daughter Zoe will be financially cared for. Per CBA: She gets $108K/year over 4, $48K in 1 year, then $52K until she’s 18 or 23— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2012How she will be given the money is not exactly clear, but it’s good to see that the new...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The days since Jovan Belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend then shot himself in the head have been very difficult for his mother, who said Wednesday that the slayings have not diminished her love for the couple.
Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, had been living with her son and 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins to help care for their 3-month-old daughter...
Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher spent
some of his final hours sleeping in his car outside the home of
another woman whom he described as his ''girlfriend.''
BEREA -- There is no road map for some things.
So it was last weekend when Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel found himself talking to linebacker Jovan Belcher as Belcher held a gun to his head outside the team facility.
Belcher had just shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his child. Belcher heard Crennels words, then went behind a car and killed himself...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer In the final days of Jovan Belcher's life, he could have taken advantage of numerous avenues for support provided by the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL.
There are hotlines established by the league that connect players, staff and their families with third-party counselors unaffiliated with the NFL or its teams...
On the heels of the latest NFL suicide, researchers announced today that 34 NFL players whose brain were studied suffered from CTE, a degenerative brain disease brought on by repeated hits to the head that results in confusion, depression and, eventually, dementia.
The study was released just days after the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher...