Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/17/14

ATLANTA - AUGUST 13: Antone Smith of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs at Georgia Dome on August 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Details of the murder-suicide by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher indicate that the troubled player — who shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before taking his own life on Dec. 1 — told his secret girlfriend that he would shoot Perkins "if she didn't leave him alone." A police report obtained by the Kansas City Star sheds some light on the tragedy and says Belcher sent a text message about two months ago to the woman — who dismissed it as some sort of a joke. The police report also said that Belcher told the unnamed woman  that Perkins "knew how to take all his money and his child if they split up." The file, now a 60-page public record, details a range of other facts not previously known like: Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Belcher had missed a team meeting a few weeks earlier and blamed it on Perkins, who reportedly hadn't come home the night before.  Crennel believed the couple had "trust issues." Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, moved in with the couple two weeks before the incident because they were having "relationship problems" associated with Perkins' spending habits. Police found a bullet hole in the bathroom floor under Perkins' body that went through to the basement indicating Belcher might have fired a round into her while she was on the ground.  Ten apparent gunshot wounds were found on her body. Many people knew the couple was having trouble, including Crennel and Shepherd,  and tried to help them. The file detailed the final minutes of 25-year-old Belcher's life.  In brief it said that Belcher arrived home early on the morning of Dec. 1.  After arguing with Perkins, 22, he shot her and said he was sorry.  He then kissed her, their three-month-old daughter Zoey and his mother before leaving for Arrowhead Stadium where he met with Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli.  He told Pioli he had "done a bad thing to my girlfriend.  I want to talk with [linebackers coach Gary] Gibbs and Romeo [Crennel]."  The two coaches tried to meet with their linebacker, and when they saw he had a weapon, Crennel yelled, "You're taking the easy way out!" As a police officer approached, Belcher knelt down, made the sign of the cross and then shot himself above his right ear. After the gunshot, Crennel slumped and turned away from Belcher.
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