KANSAS CITY A friend of the woman killed today by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher said the couple argued in the early morning hours after the woman was out late attending Fridays Trey Songz concert in Kansas City.
The friend, who asked not to be identified, said Belcher confronted his girlfriend when she returned home about 1 a.m.
The couple had dated about three years and argued frequently, the friend said, but she wasnt aware of any prior physical abuse.
As news spread that Belcher had killed his girlfriend and then himself, several friends of the victim gathered outside the couples home in Kansas City.
Another friend, Jennifer Ashley, said the woman was a student at Blue River Community College in Independence and wanted to be a school teacher. She said the victim had started dating Belcher after being introduced to him by the girlfriend of another Chiefs player.
Belcher, originally from Long Island, N.Y., had been with the Chiefs for four years. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maine.