Guardianship awarded in Belcher case

June, 20, 2013
6/20/13
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A Kansas City judge awarded guardianship of Zoey Belcher to the cousin of the infant’s late mother.

Last December, Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins and then later shot himself. The baby was three months old at the time.

Belcher’s mother also tried to get guardianship of the baby, but the judge gave the baby to Perkins’ cousin, Sophie Perkins, who lives in Texas. Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd will remain in the child’s life, however.

Now that the legal issues are cleared, hopefully some closure can be achieved in this horrible event. The Chiefs have setup a foundation to assist in Zoey Belcher’s upbringing.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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