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Judge gives cousin custody of Belcher's daughter

Updated: June 20, 2013, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Texas woman was awarded custody Thursday of her 9-month-old orphaned cousin whose mother was killed by former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher late last year before he turned the gun on himself.

Jackson County Probate Commissioner Daniel Wheeler issued an order Thursday granting custody of Zoey Perkins to Sophie Perkins of Pflugerville, Texas, saying she was more suited than Belcher's mother to be the baby's guardian.

Zoey was orphaned on the morning ...

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