The newspaper reported Tuesday that the late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker texted the other woman that he “would shoot” the 22-year-old mother of his 3-month-old daughter “if she didn’t leave him alone.” According to the police report, the secret girlfriend, also 22 years old, believed Belcher was joking.
Belcher, 25, murdered Perkins on Dec. 1, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he shot himself in the head. Different guns were used to kill Perkins and himself.
Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, provided details of events leading up to the murder, according to the report. She said she had moved in with the couple two weeks before their deaths because they were having “relationship problems due to financial issues associated with Perkins’ spending habits.”
Shepherd also said that the argument that preceded Perkins’ killing “was in regard to one or both of them going out as in to a club or partying.”