belcher was 25, his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, and they left behind a three-month-old-daughter.
This is my own pop psychology 101, but I will hazard a guess that belcher would have beaten her to death instead, or stabbed her.
The hiring of belcher itself was a strong indicator that the famously litigious Sterling was determined to go to court.
Old English bealcan "bring up wind from the stomach," also "swell, heave," of echoic origin (cf. Dutch balken "to bray, shout"). Extended to volcanoes, cannons, etc. 1570s. Related: Belched; belching. As a noun, recorded from 1510s. It is recorded in 1706 as a slang noun meaning "poor beer."
v. belched, belch·ing, belch·es
To expel stomach gas noisily through the mouth; burp.
A beer drinker
[fr the belching made by such a drinker]