It doesn’t really matter what they were arguing about there is no justification for shooting someone 9 times. But, there are many who are trying to figure out why Jovan Belcher snapped so suddenly when it appear in the hours before the murder he showed no signs of aggressive behavior.
Belcher’s mother who was in the home at the time of the shooting and the one who made the 911 call trying to save Kasandra Perkins‘ life has provided investigators with some insight on what they were fighting about before Belcher pulled the trigger.
“The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father,” said a source close to the Chiefs with knowledge of the situation.
“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.”
“The implication was that [paternity] was what the two of them were fighting about — that the baby might not have been his,” a source said.
I don’t think any man would want to hear that a child he has been caring for might not be his, but there are legal ways to handle that. What Belcher did was unforgivable and because he took the coward’s way out he will never be punished for his crime.