Jovan Belcher's relationship with Perkins was strained, her relatives say

Left, an undated photo of Kasandra Michelle Perkins,

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Left, an undated photo of Kasandra Michelle Perkins, Jovan Belcher's dead girlfriend, with daughter Zoey Michelle Belcher. Right, 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: Facebook, Getty Images)

Tension between Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins -- whom police said he fatally shot before killing himself at Arrowhead Stadium -- escalated after the birth of their daughter three months ago, her family and friends said Sunday.

"It wasn't a healthy thing that was going on," Angela U. Perkins, 32, of Round Rock, Texas, said of the relationship...

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