Jovan Belcher 911 Tape Makes the Heartbreak & Horror So Much Worse (LISTEN)

jovan belcherDetails about Jovan Belcher, the 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before killing himself, continue to emerge. And each is more horrifying than the last. First, we learned that Belcher and Perkins, sadly, left a 3-month-old baby girl behind. Then we learned Belcher kissed Kasandra after she died. And now there's the 911 tape. The god-awful 911 tape that has his mother, Cheryl Shepherd, screaming into the phone. That poor woman. Could you imagine having to make this phone call?

Here's the audio if you'd like to listen to it. Warning: It's pretty upsetting.


You can hear the anguish in her voice: "Oh my God. Oh my God, Cassie ... The baby is crying ... get the ambulance here please!" Just awful.

This whole thing is absolutely horrifying. A tragedy that didn't have to happen. A poor girl was murdered for no reason. A man took his own life. A baby is left an orphan. And now we find out that the mother of the person who caused this whole thing had to make the 911 phone call -- turning the person she gave birth to in.

I truly don't know how this could possibly get any worse for anyone.

What do you think of this?



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nonmember avatar kaerae

Awww, what a sweetie! He kissed his murder victim. You know, a lot of serial killers do the same thing. Sick how this guy's getting a free pass because he played ball.

nonmember avatar Kimberly

Who's giving him a pass? He's dead, for crying out loud. No one is excusing what he's done, the author is just expressing how tragic the details really are.

Austin Keenan

I can't imagine what it's going to be like for the grandmother to raise this baby knowing that the son she raised did this.    You'd have to question what you might have done wrong even if it has nothing to do with it.     

Tracie Blackmon Marcum

I feel for the baby and the Grandmother here.  I mean, how could anyone FEEL for him?  He needed help.  And he had been out all night partying the night before, and alcohol makes people do stupid stuff, drugs are illegal but alcohol is not?  This story has so many layers, it's just sad for the baby, the mother and the baby's momma. I just can't feel sorry for him however. He had every opportunity to be something great, and this is what he chose.


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