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NFL star in murder-suicide shock

Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 01:32

Dec 2 - Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend and then himself. Paul Chapman reports.

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself outside the team's Arrowhead Stadium training facility on Saturday. A police spokesman said Belcher turned the gun on himself in front of the Chief's head coach and its general manager. Earlier Belcher shot dead his girlfriend at their home. Twenty-two year old Kassandra Perkins suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Local media said the couple had a three month old daughter. Kansas City's mayor says it's a heartbreaking series of events. SOUNDBITE: KANSAS CITY MAYOR SYLVESTER JAMES SAYING (English): "We're talking about kids that are 25, 26, 24 years old, playing in circumstances that most of us never dream of and living lives in fishbowls, and sometimes that becomes unbearable but beyond all of that, you know, there are a lot of people who are hurting. There is a young baby without a parent or parents at this point." Fans are also shaken by the news. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FAN SAYING (English): "It's shocking, it's horrible, he had such an opportunity. I can't imaging what the families are going through right now." SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FAN SAYING (English): "They've had such a bad season up to this point, this kind of adds on to that." Belcher, seen here in file footage in the number 59 shirt, signed a one-year deal earlier this year worth just under two million dollars. The Chiefs, suffering the worst record in the NFL, said Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers would go ahead.

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NFL star in murder-suicide shock

Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 01:32