There has been much media attention focus on the murder/suicide
involving Kansas City Chiefs defensive player Jovan Belcher. Although it
is tragic when any two people lose their lives to violence, it should
be remembered that what occurred was cold-blooded murder. That would be
the case if it were committed by a bum on the street, a political figure
or a well-paid athlete.
We're certainly not implying that Jovan didn't have severe psychological problems, but virtually every murderer has severe psychological problems. This is why they eventually become murderers and certainly doesn't excuse the behavior. If so much attention is going to be given to this case, at least half of it should be focusing on the intelligent young woman who lost her life and her 3-month-old baby left motherless. They are certainly more so the victim than the estranged boyfriend/father.