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
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)

(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."

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Dec 4, 2012 12:36 PM CST
I didn't think a University would tolerate a student getting arrested every year. Unless they played football.
Dec 4, 2012 11:36 AM CST
So the police are to blame. Damn crooked cops. If they hadn't told him to go home, that poor women would still be alive.
Dec 4, 2012 10:50 AM CST
a window oh my god! a window! four reports two involving a women!!!!! were the other two reports involving small children?