Judge grants custody of Zoey Belcher to mother’s cousin


The custody of former Kansas City Chief player Jovan Belcher‘s daughter, Zoey has been determined. Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins and then shot himself seven months ago. A Missouri judge has appointed the cousin of Kasandra Perkins, Sophie D. Perkins as the legal guardian of nine-month old Zoey.

Jovan’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd attempted to get custody but was denied. Shepard was living with the couple at the time of the murder/suicide. Zoey is set to inherit Jovan’s estate – valued at $799,119.85. She also receives $1,000,000 from the NFL and $1.2 million from a life insurance policy.