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Chiefs Player's Mom Begs Dying Girlfriend To Live

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recordings of a 911 call show Javon Belcher's mother begging her son's dying girlfriend to stay alive after the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot her.

Cheryl Shepherd called 911 Saturday shortly after Belcher shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins at their home. Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in the head in the presence of his general manager and coach.

On the Kansas City Fire Department recordings, Shepherd yells at Perkins: "Stay with me, the ambulance is on the way. Stay with me."

Shepherd tells the dispatcher that Perkins is "just barely" breathing and that she is bleeding.

Belcher's mother also says her son and Perkins were arguing and that he had left the house.

Police say they found Perkins body on the bedroom floor with multiple gunshot wounds.

She says the days since the shooting have been very difficult but that she loves her son and the slain girlfriend.

Shepherd told The Associated Press Wednesday that she had a "beautiful relationship" with Kasandra Perkins. Shepherd had been staying with the couple to help with the baby and made the emergency call when Perkins was shot.

Shepherd said in a brief telephone conversation that she has been working on funeral arrangements for her son, but hasn't been sleeping or eating much since the shootings. She says her baby granddaughter is doing "fine."


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