Breaking News It”s been 7 months since Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then shot himself … but now a judge has finally decided who will get custody of the NFL player”s 9-month-old daughter.
A probate judge in Missouri has appointed Sophie D. Perkins as the legal guardian of Zoey Michelle Belcher. Perkins is Zoey”s first cousin (once removed) on her mother”s side.
Zoey”s mother — Kasandra Perkins– was shot to death by Belcher on December 1st, 2012. Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City … where he killed himself.
Jovan”s mother had tried to obtain custody of the child — but the judge clearly felt Perkins was the better choice.
According to court docs, Zoey will inherit Jovan”s estate — which has been valued at $799,119.85. She”s also reportedly set to receive at least $1,000,000 from the NFL … plus $1.2 million from a life insurance policy.