Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins Were Having "Problems," Cousin Says

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A day after the tragedy that took the lives of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins - in a murder/suicide committed by the former, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs - new information has come out regarding this couple's relationship.

In a phone interview today, Angela Perkins, the victim's cousin, said Belcher and Kasandra had "been having a lot of problems" and "weren't getting along for quite a while."

They were reportedly arguing in the hour leading up to Belcher shooting his girlfriend multiple times.

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Angelia cited the couple's newborn daughter as a source of "strain" for the twosome, adding:

"There was just a lot going on. She was stressed. He was stressed [and fighting was] a regular thing. It just started to go bad, but they had the child, and they were trying to make it work."

In the wake of this horrific incident, the Chiefs went ahead and played the Carolina Panthers in Kansas City today. They won an emotional matchup 27-21.

"It's been an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family and our entire organization," said team owner Clark Hunt. "We have so many guys on our team and our coaching staff who are really, really hurting."

Following the murder of Perkins, Belcher drove to the club's facility and shot himself in the head, in front of head coach Romeo Crennel and other members of management.

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Hi Abc - read the article again s l o w l y .. And you will see that the cousin stated that the newborn was a cause of strain for them. I just feel sorry for the orphaned child - that's all and no need for you to curse. Have a coffee and chill !

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So you see this as a birth control story??? What the ***????

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Yet another example of a couple who don't practice safe sex and who can't handle the consequences. I feel sorry for the child - who is the innocent here !

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"Overcomers" are speaking here?

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No mystery here, with family law and the child support she would get she can live the good life in a mansion with a third of his income while he works like a dog.

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@ Ed

Correct! It is happening over and over and over all over the country. Family law and child support is the REAL problem. If she knew she wasn't going to be getting thousands per month for nothing she would not be out PARTYING with her single friends. She would have been home taking care of her CHILD

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