Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/14/12
The mother of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher has told investigators that the argument with girlfriend Kasandra Perkins — which preceded his deadly murder-suicide rampage on Dec. 1 — was over their 3-month-old baby's paternity, reports The New York Post. Cheryl Shepherd — who was in her son's suburban Missouri home the morning he shot Perkins nine times — told police investigators that the couple had been arguing over questions that the young girl, Zoey, was even his, said a source close to the situation. "The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father," said a source close to the team. "She said he [believed he] wasn't necessarily the father of the child," the source added. A Kansas City law-enforcement source confirmed Shepherd's account of the situation, "She told [police] there was a question about the paternity." Authorities wouldn't jump to conclusions and announce that the baby's paternity led to Belcher's bizarre and violent
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