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June 11, 2013 10:52 PM

Two seek custody of Jovan Belcher’s daughter

Cheryl Shepherd’s testimony dominated the first day of a scheduled three-day guardianship hearing for Zoey, the infant orphaned after her father, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, shot and killed her mother, Kasandra Perkins, and then himself, on Dec. 1. Shepherd, who is Belcher’s mother, lives in West Babylon, N.Y. Both she and Sophie Perkins, a maternal cousin of Kasandra Perkins who lives near Austin, Texas, have asked to be named Zoey’s guardian.

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