Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot dead girlfriend and then killed himself after she told him he was NOT the father of her baby.
Kansas City Chief's player Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend dead before shooting himself because she told him he was not the father of their baby daughter, it was revealed today.
The Long Island mother of the player Cheryl Shepherd said the couple argued over the paternity of their three-month-old daughter right before the murder suicide at her son's home in Missouri.
Mrs Shepherd was in the home when her son shot Kasandra Perkins, 22, nine times before fleeing. He is believed to have kissed her dying body and their baby daughter goodbye before he left.
A source told the New York Post: 'The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father. She said he believed he wasn't necessarily the father of the child.'
A Kansas City law-enforcement source confirmed: 'She told police there was a question about the paternity.'
It is unclear if the paternity issue was the reason why the rocky relationship ended in such a violent and tragic way.
The source added: 'The implication was that paternity was what the two of them were fighting about — that the baby might not have been his.'
The couple had been receiving counseling for relationship and financial problems, police said.
A spokeswoman said she would not comment on the doubts raised over baby Zoey's paternity.
[ Edited by VDSF on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM ]