In Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, stress, alcohol factors, says source

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City

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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sideline during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Investigators believe alcohol, and stress in the relationship between Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, played roles in Belcher killing Perkins and then himself, a Kansas City, Mo., police source said Tuesday.

Before the Saturday morning murder-suicide, police said, the Kansas City Chiefs provided couples counseling to Belcher, 25, a linebacker from...

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