In College, Belcher Punched Window 'Over a Girl'

More details of murder-suicide emerge

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 4, 2012 12:55 AM CST | Updated Dec 4, 2012 3:25 AM CST

(Newser) – Years before this weekend's Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, the future NFL star had a history of conflict with women, according to records released by the University of Maine. Belcher was cited in at least four police reports during his four years at the institution, including two involving a woman, the Bangor Daily News reports. In one incident, police say Belcher punched out a window when "upset over a girl," resulting in what police described as "a possible severed thumb and lacerations to the wrist." He was ordered to pay $200 for the window.

More details have emerged about the events leading up to the tragedy, reports the Kansas City Star. The night before the killing, Belcher had been out partying and argued with girlfriend Kasandra Perkins after she returned home late from a concert. After the argument, police found Belcher asleep in his car and determined he was capable of driving himself home. He shot Perkins after returning home then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where the team's general manager and head coach pleaded with him as he held a gun to his head. "I got to go," Belcher told them before killing himself. "I can’t be here."

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher walks off the field during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher walks off the field during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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