The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker left his daughter Zoe, 3 months, an orphan after he killed his girlfriend and himself on Dec. 1. Now grandma Cheryl Shepherd will be the infant’s guardian.
Jovan Belcher‘s mom Cheryl Shepard will care for her 3-month-old granddaughter Zoe after the Kansas City Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, on Dec. 1 before taking his own life later at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Cheryl’s relatives told the New York Post on Dec. 2 that she will care for her infant granddaughter back at the Long Island home where she lives and where Jovan, 25, grew up.
She was in town to help care for Zoe, and watched as her son fatally shot his on-again, off-again girlfriend Kassandra. She then called 911 as he fled the house.
Jovan went to his team’s stadium and spoke to his head coach and general manager before he shot and killed himself in front of them.
“She’s taking it as anyone else would’ve taken it,” Jovan’s cousin Eric Oakes, 20, told the New York Post about Cheryl. “She just lost a son. We’re all coming together.”
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— Christina Stiehl
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