New details have emerged in the murder-suicide case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins that reveal the use of alcohol prior to the tragic incident.
According to the Jackson County Medical Examiner, Belcher had a blood-alcohol level of .17 on the morning of Dec. 1 when he fatally shot the mother of his child before turning the gun on himself at the team’s practice facility.
Belcher’s alcohol level was more than twice the legal driving limit in Missouri.
The examiner’s report also shows Perkins, 22, was shot nine times in the areas including her neck, chest, abdomen, hip, back, leg and hand.
These latest developments come just days after the report of a custody battle over the couple’s four-month-old daughter, Zoey.
A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 22.