The mother of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot his girlfriend to death then killed himself, has signed over guardianship of Belcher’s infant daughter to his girlfriend’s cousin, the NY Post reports.
The NY Post reports exclusively that Sheyl Shepherd signed a notarized letter giving guardianship to Sophie Perkins, a cousin of the late Kasandra Perkins. The letter was signed by Perkins, Shepherd, a witness and a notary, according to the Post.
Police say Belcher, 25, unloaded his weapon 9 times into Kasandra Perkins, killing the mother of his infant daughter in their Kansas City home early Saturday.
He then drove about 5 miles to the team’s Arrowhead practice facility, where he turned a different gun on himself in front of his shocked coach and general manager.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend during an argument in the early morning hours on Saturday. He then drove to the nearby Arrowhead team practice facility where he turned the gun on himself in front of his shocked coach and general manager.
Police say Belcher shot and killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his infant daughter, early Saturday.
Authorities did not release a motive for the murder-suicide, though there are reports that Belcher and Perkins argued after she returned home from attending a Trey Songz concert.