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Autopsy Shows Jovan Belcher Was Drunk When He Shot Girlfriend Nine Times

Jovan Belcher (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jovan Belcher (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An autopsy shows that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was legally drunk when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner released the results of autopsies performed on Belcher and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, following their deaths on Dec. 1.

Police said Belcher killed Perkins at the couple’s Kansas City home, then drove to the team’s practice site and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

The autopsy report released Monday said Perkins was shot in the neck, chest, abdomen, hip, back, leg and hand. Belcher’s blood-alcohol level was 0.17, and was likely higher at the time of the shooting. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Belcher was a West Babylon, N.Y., native, and he attended the University of Maine.

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