College Blog Blog Network

Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher was drunk when he killed girlfriend, himself

01.14.13 at 1:18 pm ET

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was legally drunk when he killed his live-in girlfriend and then himself on Dec. 1, according to autopsy results released Monday.

The Kansas City Star reports that the former University of Maine star had a blood-alcohol level of .17 when he died. Police discovered Belcher sleeping in his car outside the apartment of another woman at about 3 a.m. following a night out, but officers noted that his car was legally parked and he “became more fluid and coherent” shortly after being woken up, and there was no smell of alcohol.

Belcher, 25, shot his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, nine times a few hours later at their home after an argument. The couple’s infant daughter and Belcher’s mother were in the home as well. He then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and spoke to general manager Scott Pioli, linebackers coach Gary Gibbs and head coach Romeo Crennel before turning his gun on himself.

Read More: Jovan Belcher, Romeo Crennel, Rumor Mill, Scott Pioli